Garter Stitch Toe for Toe Up Socks // Technique Tuesday

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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 https://youtu.be/7MDFXgdIIH4
Figure-8 CO https://youtu.be/7LvanJobvjo
Judy's Magic CO https://youtu.be/ROx-9OY_xGg

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:
https://youtu.be/cTxQAvV52sE

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Needles used in video demonstration: Knit Picks Nickel Plated Interchangeable
Yarn used in video demonstration:
Self-striping: ONline Supersocke 6-fach Merino Color, #2236
https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/online-supersocke-6-fach-merino-color

Green variegated: Mountain Colors Bearfoot, Harmony Sweetgrass
https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/mountain-colors-bearfoot

Red toe with gray: Istex Hosuband https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/istex-hosuband

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

My Ravelry project page for the sweater I'm wearing:
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/Rox/leaf-panel-cardigan

TIMESTAMPED LINKS
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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CABLE STITCH
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