View Full Version : Toe Decreases problems
04-22-2008, 12:29 PM
I have knitted my first sock but have a problem with the toe. The directions are clear but they say to start at the beginning of the round on needle 1 and the next instruction is for the instep stitches. My problem is the beginning of the round on my socks is right in the middle of the instep stitches.
Now, can I start at the instep stitches and follow the directions from there? Do I have to start over? Help:think:
04-22-2008, 02:59 PM
Do you have a pattern you could link to? Is it a toe-up sock (which I've never done so I couldn't help you with it) or top down? I've never seen a pattern where the beginning of a round is in the middle of the instep stitches. It's usually in the middle of the heel stitches. In which case you'd usually be knitting to the last 3 stitches on needle 1 - do a decrease, then onto needle 2 (instep stitches) where you'd knit one (1st stitch) do a decrease with the next 2 sts, knit to the last 3 sts on the needle and do a decrease again, knit one, then onto needle 3. Needle 3 would be knit the first stitch, decrease on next 2, knit to end. Then you'd knit one round even. Decreases on every other round from there. Let us know if you have a pattern to look at.
04-22-2008, 03:13 PM
I don't think it relaly matters much. I would move my stitches around so that the stitches for the top of the foot are on 2 dbl pt needles (or 1 circular) and the foot bottom stitches are on the other 2 dbl pt needles (or the onter circular). Knit around to the edge; then consider that the beginning of the decrease rounds. Then you decrease at each side on every other round.
04-22-2008, 05:52 PM
Actually my stitches are arranged just like that but the beginning of the round is in the middle of the instep stitches. I guess I did it wrong from the beginning. I think I should read the pattern and see if I can figure out where I went wrong and frog.:frog: :hair:
04-22-2008, 05:58 PM
It's a top down sock and I don't think the pattern told me to do it that way. I'm pretty sure I made a mistake when I started. Mirl56 said it probably wouldn't matter if I knitted around and make the appropriate needle the beginning of the decreases round.
Thanks for responding!:muah: