Been knitting my first toe up socks. Messed up the short row heel pretty badly, but since these are going to just be plain socks, to get rid of the yarn from my stash, and to try a new technique, it's okay.
But it has me thinking.
I like the idea of toe up socks. Knit until you run out of yarn, get the full use out of your $$.
I like heel flaps. Just me. EoP strikes me as simply great.
I know that there is a way to knit a heel flap while going toe up, but even the Ms. Mim is playing around with that idea and if it's taking her a while to tweak it enough that she likes it, I really don't know if I'm up to it. I'm not a superwoman knitter.
So... my thoughts...
Experiment 1: (Basic St st Socks)
Most of my socks I knit with 56 stitches. What if I did a Provisional cast on of 56 stitches (that right there could be a problem, but thats' another post.)
Knit a few rows in basic St st and then begin the heel and flap, the foot and finish the toe.
Yeah I know that's called an anklet. I'm a genius.
But the magic part. GO back to the P. cast on, undo it, put it back on needles and start knitting the other directions, up the leg...
I realize for lace parts this could be messy, probably inpossible. Unless I find the perfect lace pattern that can be flipped. Cables might work... hmm.
But those plain socks (think "wanna make my man a sock" or, "this yarn has been staring at me so long I hate it") this could work?
Or, what am I not seeing? Will it work. Will it not work. What do you think?