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My Original Toe-Up Socks

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Striped Moccasin Slipper Socks

Created in this Craftsy class

Knit Original Toe-Up Socks taught by Donna Druchunas

Say goodbye to seaming and knit your socks from the toe up! Combine the shaping, stitch patterns, heels and toes you prefer into the design you want.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? Spud & Chloe Sweater (Ice Cream #7500), Spud & Chloe Sweater (Life Jacket #7528), size 6 needles

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What are you most proud of? The moccasin toe and the afterthought heel, both of which were new techniques for me.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? There is A LOT of information in this course, which is awesome, but can also be overwhelming (especially if you are new to socks). I recommend getting an idea of what's expected and the decisions you need to make, as well as getting familiar with how the class is organized (and the Craftsy platform if this is your first Craftsy class), before you do any knitting. I did this by printing all the materials and following along with them while watching the videos all the way through first without knitting anything, taking notes as I went (using My Notes so I could easily find pertinent and helpful parts later). I did my measurements and calculations right along with Donna during that first knit-free follow-through, so I didn't have to worry about that later. As I went through each part, I also read the questions from the other students to find out where they had troubles and to learn even more (I actually decided to do some things differently based on comments some other students had!). Afterward, I was informed enough to decide the route I'd take with the toe and heel, the color(s) I wanted to use (I drew a picture of my sock with markers first to decide how to do my striping), and off I went starting right where I'd used My Notes to bookmark the beginning of the moccasin toe instructions.

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thank you for your input. I feel a little less overwhelmed! btw really like those socks!

05/27/2013 Flag

You are welcome! I am glad I was helpful. :) And thanks for the compliment!

06/11/2013 Flag