When I set the goal of learning something knitting related every month I thought it would involve me seeing if there were better ways of me doing things I’m doing already, but sometimes you don’t have to go looking.
Although I’ve knitted a lot of socks, I’ve always knitted them top down. But last week I decided to knit a sock with a pattern that I knew would look better if I knitted it toe up.
While I might not have knitted any toe up socks, I know enough to know the best cast on is Judy’s Magic Cast On. However, the phrase ‘magic cast on’ made me think I needed Harry Potter like powers to perform it. But when I looked on Youtube and had a go, I discovered Judy’s magic cast on was the easiest cast on I’d ever tried.
What strikes me is a lot of people say they don’t like Kitchener stitch. So if that’s you, I totally recommend giving toe up socks a go.
And that’s it, my learning goal achieved for May! And a pair of socks cast on.