Are you Stuck in Your Socks?

Are you Stuck in Your Socks?

Posted on April 09 2018

Are you Stuck in Your Socks?

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!    

are you stuck in your 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 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:

are you stuck in your socks

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! 

are you stuck in your socks

The eggs are starting to form! What an adorable pattern, clearly written and easy to memorize so you can still binge some Netflix!   

are you stuck in your socks

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? 

are you stuck in your socks

Andrea Yetman

Hi! My name is Andrea Yetman and I live in Newfoundland. I have a Husband, 3 children, 1 step child, a puppy and a really cool knitting room where I spend most of my time! I learned how to knit and crochet as a child and now I'm a 40 (gulp) year old knitting addict. If I'm not knitting or thinking about knitting, I'm thinking about how I can smuggle more yarn into the house without being seen. I hope you enjoy my blog posts and feel free to pop by anytime!


  • Andrea : September 12, 2018

    Hi Carol
    Unfortunately I haven’t seen a video on the Fleegle Heel. I wish I could help you out. Perhaps I could keep that in mind and make a video for a future blog! In the meantime if there’s something in particular you’re stuck on let me know. I may be able to offer you some guidance.
    Good luck!

  • Carol Peterson: September 12, 2018

    I am knitting your Tweedest little Leafy sock pattern. I seem to be stuck on the fledgling Heel. Is there a tutorial I could watch. I am a very visual learner. Sometimes reading a pattern just doesn’t make sense until I see it done. Thank you. Love your blogs!

  • Andrea : April 13, 2018

    Hi Taryn,
    Thank you for your lovely comment! I really enjoy being in the mystery sock club and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves knitting socks! As for the holes around the short row heel, I can totally relate. There is a beautiful heel called the “Fleegle” which is meant for toe up socks and completely eliminates that problem. Definitely worth checking out!
    Happy knitting😊

  • Taryn: April 13, 2018

    I really loved reading your blog!
    I’m going to check out the mystery sock club, that sounds so fun! I like to knit my socks toe up but I always get holes around the heel when doing short rows. Do you have any advice for this?

  • Melissa: April 09, 2018

    I’m a top-down kinda girl myself and have never tried toe-up before either. Thanks for this step-by-step look at it! I think I’m going to give it a try! Thanks so much!

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