April 13, 2012

Friday Fiber Arts ~ Toe-Up Cast On

Happy Friday! Hooray for the weekend!

I learned something new this week. Actually, it was something I had been putting off for quite awhile.

I bought a magazine awhile ago that had the cutest little slipper pattern in it. Seriously, aren't they adorable? I like the fact that they are lightweight for warmer weather instead of big and bulky like my winter slippers. They looked fairly easy to knit except for one thing......they cast on at the toe. shudder

I've knit socks before, but all the patterns I used started at the cuff. Starting at the toe seemed absolutely foreign and terrifyingly difficult. How does one go about casting on so you can knit on both sides??? The instructions in the pattern itself weren't helping at all and in fact were doing their bests to justify my fear.

Thank goodness for YouTube! How did we survive before the web and the amazing videos on it? I found a video that clearly explained what I needed to do and turned what was a scary knitting technique into piece of cake. Really! It was so easy! Not much different than my normal long-tail cast-on. Yay!

My slippers are now well on their way to being ready for my feet. I'm nearly to the heal on the first and can't wait to cast-on the second to try out my newly learned technique again.

Here is the video I found most helpful. There were others, but this was my favorite.

Do you have something to share? Let us know what you’re working on this week! It can be photos of a project, instructions, an experience or anything else you feel fits Friday Fiber Arts. If you have something to share with us on your blog, add your link to the current week's party. Just please be sure to:
  1. Add the permalink to the specific blog post, not your general blog address in the linky form below.
  2. Include in your blog entry a link back to the party post on this blog so that your readers can come and see what everyone else is working on today and have an opportunity to contribute! You can use the code below to add the button to your posts or blog if you'd like.
  3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and leave comments! That’s what makes a party fun!! You don't want to come to a party and have no one talk to you!

If you want to play along don't forget to grab a button to place at the top or bottom of your post to show you are participating in Friday Fiber Arts!
Simply copy the code below in the box and paste where you can edit the html in your blog post.

Home Sweet Farm

1 comment:

  1. They do look adorable! Good luck with your new cast-on knowledge!



Related Posts with Thumbnails