Garter Stitch Toe for Toe Up Socks // Technique Tuesday

This video demonstrates how to knit a garter stitch toe for a toe-up sock. This sock allows you to start the toe without having to work a small number of cast on stitches in the round.

Options for casting on using two tips of a circular needle
Turkish CO
Figure-8 CO
Judy's Magic CO

If you can't use a circular needle for your cast on, you can use any provisional cast on method you like. My favorite is this one:

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My knitting designs:

Needles used in video demonstration: Knit Picks Nickel Plated Interchangeable
Yarn used in video demonstration:
Self-striping: ONline Supersocke 6-fach Merino Color, #2236

Green variegated: Mountain Colors Bearfoot, Harmony Sweetgrass

Red toe with gray: Istex Hosuband

Bulky demonstration yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy, color 195

My Ravelry project page for the sweater I'm wearing:

0:00 Introduction
0:26 What is a Garter Stitch Toe?
1:33 Casting on for the toe and knitting the square
6:08 Picking up stitches to work in the round
10:47 What if you don't need a multiple of 4 sts?
11:36 How does it fit and feel?
13:41 Options

If you have questions about this video, or suggestions for future videos, please let me know down in the comments or on social media.

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