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Knitting Toe Up on Cable needles

Posted by mistressofwinter46 (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 4, 07 at 17:56

Hi Dose any one out there now of a good pattern that i can use to lean how too know socks toe up and on 2 cable Needles that has photos and instruction that is easy too flow i have looked and looked and searched and printed out a bunch but none realy shows how too do the Heel and Gusets very good. and some fo the directions abrevation are confusing and i don't know what they mean. can any one help me please
Thanks Linda

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RE: Knitting Toe Up on Cable needles

Do you mean 2 circular needles? If so, I learned from the link below. You can also get Cat Bordhi's book "Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles". Heels and gussets are easier to do on 2 circulars. You have half the stitches (the instep stitches) resting while you work on the other half (the sole sitches) for the heel. When you're done turning the heel, you just continue knitting all the stitches in the round for the cuff. Much easier than re-arranging stitches on double pointed needles.

Here is a link that might be useful: Socks on 2 circulars

RE: Knitting Toe Up on Cable needles

I have been knitting on a single circular needle--48" long. I recently saw a really good demonstration of doing the heel/gussets on the DIY network. Here's a link for that:,2025,DIY_14141_3484730,00.html

Unfortunately, it's a sock knit from the top down to the toe. I'll keep my eyes open for working in the other direction. I KNOW I have bookmarked a couple toe-up patterns...maybe they explain it better. I will let you know.

Here is a link that might be useful: heel/gusset instructions; top-down

RE: MOre toe-up on circular needles

Sorry for the quick's one other link. It IS a toe-up pattern. To change it to 2 circulars, I would just take the 2 resting needles & consider that your second circular...knit the other parts on the one circular needle (like using 2 straight needles) and rejoin at the ankle.
Hope that helps...if not, let me know. I can do some other searching. (Mainly because I want to do this in the future!! It will help ME to have this stuff bookmarked too!)


Here is a link that might be useful: toe-up pattern...heel/gusset help??

RE: PICTURES for heel/Gusset!

Yeah, me again! When I get going on something...I go! I FOUND exactly what you asked for! The link for the first part is below. At the bottom, you will find clickable links for the heel, heel2, leg & cast off. MANY CLOSE, GOOD pictures....

Hope this REALLY helps!!

Here is a link that might be useful: toe up, 2 circular needles, with PICTURES!

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