Just got 'Sock Innovation' by 'cookie a' in the mail today and I can't wait to get started, it's a great book!
I decided to try doing a toe up sox...just to see if I could! I'm top down all the way...but I wondered if I were missing too many beautiful sox patterns by limiting myself????
Anyhow, I decided to try and here is the result.
I used Wendy's easy (provisional) cast on, the short row (jojo) heel, [works toe up or cuff down ]and Grumperina's cast off.
I tried other methods of casting on, binding off and short row heels....but these worked for me!
I still prefer a top down sox..but I feel I have mastered my fear of a toe up! I may not bother knitting another footie ['tho I have another on the needles.]
Yarn:-I just used leftover Lorna Laces yarn and size#1 DP"s. I didn't use a specific pattern. I would say the only problem I had was figuring out when to start the heel.
I'm going to try not to start anything from my new book 'till I get some other projects finished. I have promised to knit the grandsons 'Skull Wrist Warmers'...so they are next! (HeeHee)