Category: Sox Therapy

Sock Design 101: Part 6

Hey, we made it!  This is the final post in the toe-up sock design series.  And since it is the final one, naturally we are going to talk about binding off. The biggest problem with binding off a toe-up sock is how to keep the bind-off from being too tight.  The BO edge has to…

Sock Design 101: Part 5

Before we finish off the sock design series, we have to talk about ribbing. Ribbing is actually a fairly important design consideration.  Ribbing at the top edge is what keeps a sock up if it is made of a less-stretchy stitch pattern, such as plain stockinette.  And no one is going to wear a pair…

Sock Design 101: Part 4

OK, I admit I got a little off track, and sort of forgot I had this sock design series going.  Apologies to both of you who have been sitting on the edge of your computer chairs, waiting breathlessly for the next post in the series. What do you mean, you weren’t? Oh, of course.  You…

Sock Design 101: Part 3

Oh, hi. You got that basketweave sock done all the way to the heel then?  Not quite?  OK, good, we’ll "pick up" where we left off.  (ha, ha, little knitting humor there.  Very little.) Last time we went through the exercise of setting up the basketweave pattern st so that it was centered on the…