Saturday, April 23, 2016
T is for Top-down or Toe-up
T is for Top-down or Toe-up. So when it comes to knitting socks there seems to be a fairly strong preference among knitter about top-down versus toe-up. I will admit I prefer top-down. I suspect that this has to do with the fact that the very first pair of socks I knit were top-down. I have now knit so many top-down socks that I can quite easily knit a pair of basic socks without the need for a pattern. I know how to make them fit my feet just right. I have knit several pair of toe-up socks but they do not come as easily to me. I have to pay careful attention to how I start and for how to do the heel. I like the fit when I do get them finished but I am always afraid that I start the heel too soon and that it won't fit.
So, if you are a sock knitter, which do you prefer - top-down or tor-up??