Sock Week: Tootsies

We’re so close, I can taste it!  Only a few short rows until you get to be done!  (And then you get to make another one… unless you’re an amputee.  In which case I’m jealous that you don’t have to make two socks, but I’m also sorry for your loss.)

So, there are a bunch of ways to do toes, just like there are a bunch of ways to do heels.  You’re welcome to use whatever method you like, but here’s what I do.  It’s easy, and gives me a nice result.

Starting at the middle of the sole of the foot (between needles 4 and 1), work the toe in the round by repeating the following two rows:

Row 1:  Needle 1: knit to 2 stitches before the end of the needle.  K2tog (right leaning decrease).  Needle 2: ssk (left leaning decrease), then knit to the end of the needle.  Needle 3: knit to 2 stitches before the end, k2tog.  Needle 4: ssk, knit to end of needle.

Row 2: Knit evenly (no decreases).

Repeat these two rows until you only have 5 stitches left on each needle, finishing with Row 1.  (Note: if you’re using this recipe to make tiny kids’ socks or doll socks, you’ll want to keep decreasing until there are 2 or 3 stitches left on each needle.)  You should have 20 stitches total.

Here’s what your toe should look like.  See how the decreases end up lining up nicely?

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Have a fantastic weekend!  We’ll finish the sock on Monday!!

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