HOW TO: Figure Eight Cast On for Toe-Up Socks

If you’re a sock knitter, have you tried the figure-eight cast on technique for toe-up socks? If not, the fine folks at Knit Picks have a video tutorial for you. Also, check out the book “Socks from the Toe Up” if you’re interested in more toe-up socks knitting patterns!

Knitting socks from the toe up has been quickly becoming a favorite technique among knitters. At first, the idea of working socks from the toe up instead of the cuff down boggled my mind- how would you cast on, how would you work the heel, would there even be a heel flap? All of these questions came to mind, but eventually my curiosity grew to the point where I simply had to see how a toe-up sock came together. And I have to say, I’m so glad I gave it a shot! It was a lot easier than I thought it would be and I even found a few advantages to toe-up socks that I really liked.

So, if you’ve been on the fence to trying toe-up socks, this week’s technique of the week is here to help you get started! In the Figure Eight Cast On for Toe-Up Socks video tutorial, Kerin shows you a simple and effective way to cast on for your toe-up socks.


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