Are you Stuck in Your Socks?
Posted on April 09 2018
Do you ever feel like you keep knitting the same vanilla sock over and over?
Don’t get me wrong, I love a vanilla sock but sometimes it’s nice to change it up. That’s when I decieded to join Biscotte’s Mystery Sock Club to build on my sock library and perhaps learn a few new technques. It's especially exciting because you don't know what you're getting until you receive this little box of goodness in the mail. And who don't love getting a surprise in the mail? This has to be the most exciting thing I’ve ever done for my socks!
My first sock surprise was called Speckled Eggs. It came with a beautiful pink speckled yarn and a pattern that couldn't possibly be more perfect for it. When knit up it actually looks like little speckled eggs! So far, the Biscotte Mystery Sock Club has exceeded all of my expectations. I love knitting socks, and I've knit so many pairs I've lost count.....so how is it that I've never knit a toe up sock?
This pattern is knit toe up and leaves it up to you to chose your favorite technique. So with a little investigating and trying a few different styles, I really liked Judy’s magic cast on for toe up socks. It was easy and completely invisible. It's like doing a long tail cast on but with two needles. You can use long circulars or DPNs. I chose DPNs. Here's how it looked when cast on and if you’d like to watch a tutorial check this one out: https://youtu.be/gkyd3nq3Yn8
Just a few rows in and we have a toe! It was so easy! Not sure why I haven't tried toe up before but I'm really enjoying it. I've been knitting for only a few decades now, and it still never ceases to amaze me!
The eggs are starting to form! What an adorable pattern, clearly written and easy to memorize so you can still binge some Netflix!
And voila!! Here is the finished sock! I love them! Biscotte Yarn is so soft and such a pleasure to knit with. I’m so glad they offer this mystery sock club! Another pair of Biscotte socks to add to my collection! When you’re knitting socks, do you prefer toe up or top down? And if it is toe up what’s your favourite technique?