Thursday, January 31, 2008

Polling the Knitters

What's your favorite cast-on method for toe up socks? Thanks to Heather for the advice, i'm looking to find one that makes sense to me so I can get practicing and knit my next pair of socks from the toe up. Especially now that I have a new colorway of yarn i'm just dying to try out.

Mother Nature

Post in the comments please. Links also appreciated ... now that I have broadband and all. :)


  1. Judy's magic cast-on from Knitty is my favorite--hands down. I recently discovered knitting toe-up, 2-at-a-time, magic loop using Silver's Sock Class ( The socks go slower, but when I'm done I'll have 2 instead of one. I have a lot of single socks in my drawer....

  2. I second Judy's magic cast-on. I'd tried the magic loop/crazy 8/whatever it's called, and it just wasn't working for me - too much tightening on dpns after-the-fact. But Judy's is THE BEST, the instructions are brilliant, and it's pretty much no-fail (after some practice, for me at least)...

    Have fun!

  3. I may be alone in saying, but mine is the figure-8 cast on, about half-way down this page:

    Whatever you choose, good luck! Keep us posted on progress!

  4. I love the magic cast on, too. I used to do Turkish cast on before I learned the magic.
    Here's a link to a YouTube video of Cat Bordhi demonstrating Judy Becker's Magic Cast-On:

    And, if you are interested in the Turkish cast on, here's a link to that: