Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 3 Cuff-Down French / Round Heel

Heel flap and gusset to accommodate a large, average, and small instep Unbelievably, there are over dozens of ways to knit the heel of a sock: french (aka round), dutch (aka square), half-handkerchief (aka v-heel), gusset, fish lips, Fleegle, german short row, an afterthought, etc. Of course, the heel I found that fits best when… Continue reading Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 3 Cuff-Down French / Round Heel

Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 2 The Toe

Orange is knitted toe-up, purple is knitted cuff-down I prefer a rounded toe, given I like my toes to spread naturally. If I'm not wearing hand-knitted socks, then I'm wearing Injinji socks. I altered the standard sock shape a little bit, so it wasn't so constricting and pointy. The standard wedge cuff-down toe is to… Continue reading Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 2 The Toe

Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 1 The Cuff

Cuff-down (blue on the left) vs. Toe-Up (orange on the right) 1x1 rib knit cuff I've written another one of those long-winded blog posts and decided it would be better to break things up a bit, so it wasn't so tedious to read. In 2020, I really dedicated my time and effort to knit socks.… Continue reading Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 1 The Cuff