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Re: Mary Jane Slippers - Help with Instructions
Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: August 20, 2009 12:30PM

Are these socks worked toe-up? If so and you've always worked cuff-down, you won't be familiar with this procedure. I'll try to explain (based on what I can "see in my head").

Begin at toe end with pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 18 sts (I can do this)

> Note the bottom of the stitches are below the needle.

Turn work upside down.

> With the same side of the stitches facing you, rotate the needle clockwise (or counter-clockwise - doesn't matter) so the bottom of the stitches are now above the needle.

With RS facing and second needle, pick up and knit 18 sts along cast on edge.

> Have you picked up stitches on a previous project? maybe along an edge or a neckline? Same thing here.
> One way would be to insert a 2nd needle into the 1st (rightmost) stitch and knit it as usual; repeat across the row. You should end up with the original 18 sts on the 1st needle and another 18 sts on the 2nd needle. All the stitches will be joined down the middle of the row/round by the ridge from the bottom of the original 18 sts.

Divide 36 sts as follows: 18 sts on 1st needle, 9 sts on each of 2nd and 3 rd needles. Join in rnd placing marker on first stitch.

> You are simply rearranging the sts onto 3 needles to make them easier to work, just as you often do for other socks.

> You can leave the original 18 sts on the 1st needle.
> On the 2nd needle, leave the 9 sts (farthest from the working yarn).
> With the point of the 3rd needle end-to-end with the left point of the 2nd needle, slip 9 sts (beginning from the working-yarn end) onto the 3rd needle.
> Then place a marker (maybe a safety pin in the stitch) so you'll know where the future rounds begin/end.
> When you join in a round, your needles will form a triangle (which is common for knitting socks).

If necessary, you could also search the web to find other methods of casting for toe-up socks, such as Judy's Magic Cast-On or figure-8 cast-on.



Subject Written By Posted
  Mary Jane Slippers - Help with Instructions meagslynnpowell 08/20/2009 06:44AM
  Re: Mary Jane Slippers - Help with Instructions craftsman 08/20/2009 12:30PM
  Re: Mary Jane Slippers - Help with Instructions meagslynnpowell 08/20/2009 01:04PM
  Re: Mary Jane Slippers - Help with Instructions craftsman 08/21/2009 08:30AM
  Re: Mary Jane Slippers - Help with Instructions meagslynnpowell 08/21/2009 12:11PM


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