Monday, 28 February 2011

Toe up knee high's

I finished knitting my first pair toe up socks while watching the Oscars last night. 

One of the reasons I wanted to try toe up knitting was because I could use up every last bit of yarn, it seams like whenever I knit myself a pair of socks I have tons of yarn left over... well, there is a very good reason for this, I have teeny tiny little feet. I wear a size 5 shoe, and though I don't think of my feet as unusually small, people do often comment on the cuteness of my little shoes! Anyways, using up every last yard of yarn resulted in knee high's! I'm still glad that I learnt a new skill, but I don't think I'm going to be applying my every last yard approach to all of my socks from now on. 

I didn't add in any extra shaping for the knee high's. These socks were knit on 2.5mm needles in Prism's Merino Mia yarn in the very lovely Harvest colourway. The yarn comes in 50g skeins and I used exactly one whole skein per sock. I did lots of 1x1 ribbing and the socks fit very comfortably around my calfs. I did a short row toe and heel  using Wendy's pattern as my guide, and used Jeny's surprisingly stretchy bind off, which is, needless to say, surprisingly stretchy.

Knee high's turned down

And when I don't feel like wearing them pulled all the way up to my knee's I'll just turn them dow, it's like a sock and an ankle warmer all in one!

knee high details.
(I'm doing something weird with my toes in this shot on the left, but I like the pretty rainbow colours.)

Stella approves!

Stella with knee highs


  1. Gorgeous. I always wanted to knit knee high socks but thought that all the shaping is tedious but you did yours without shaping, just rib - that's a great idea.

  2. Gorgeous! I have the same issue - my feet are size 6, so I have a big bag of sock yarn leftovers sitting in my stash.

    One thing I started doing was making a second pair of socks with my leftover yarn, or striping leftovers from two skeins together. They go surprisingly far.

  3. I LOVE THESE! Really nice job!

  4. Those socks are so awesome!! I love the colour and the stitch combo, they look amazing. And how adorable is Stella in that last shot?! Cutest thing.

  5. those are totally awesome! I'm doing some toe up socks for the same reason. Well, actually, because I'm afraid of running out. I've gotten over the annoyance of left over sock yarn by using my sock yarn to make baby socks. Sometimes I'll modify a pattern for adult socks and make matching socks for mom and babe. Which only a knitting nerd could love. :)


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