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Wow - I'm really impressed with your patience in testing all those! Thanks for doing the work - very interesting! Of course, I don't do socks, but the info is great for any knit project. :)


Oh wow, that's cool! Great work, I think you should put this up on a separate page for reference to come back to :)
I'll sure be trying out some of this stuff with the next sock!


I'm sorry if this is a naive idea since I have not yet knitted any socks, but could you do a picot cast-on like you like, keep it live, and then graft it onto the live stitches of the toe-up sock?

I like several of the edges you got in your testing, and if you are happy with those, it might be easier, but it seems that you aren't getting exactly what you want and perhaps this would be a way to get that exact look.


I just played around with the tubular cast off for a ribbed neckline. I was doing 2x2 rib so that is a bit different. I thought Montse Stanley's instructions were the best for the 2x2 rib but Jane Hiatt The Principles of Knitting, had better instructions for 1x1 tubular cast off, if you have that available. I had enough trouble with this so that I don't think I could intuitively figure out how to do 1x1 from the 2x2 instructions so I am VERY impressed.

Some of the other cast-offs are neat; thanks for pointing them out, and doing all the work.

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