The new QueerJoe trademarked term for finishing a pair of hand-knit socks.
In The Season of Giving Thanks…
I can honestly be thankful that the ribbing is finally finished on my current sock project.
A couple of things about these socks:
- They have a long cuff – my hand-knit socks always seem to be excessively long in the leg when I’m knitting them, but as soon as I put them on, the cuff seems to shrink three inches. So I made these much longer than I usually do and I used up all the yarn I had.
- They are shaped – the top has a v-shaping that pulls in the top a little giving the socks a great snug and fitted feeling.
- They are toe-up – the shaping idea I stole from Marlowe Crawford’s Oliver Sock. But her design is cuff-down. So I adapted her idea to a toe-up, using my preferred heel from my standard sock recipe.
All-in-all, they turned out exactly as I had hoped.