I think I've told you lots of time that my favourite item to knit are socks. I love that there are so many pattern options, that you can go wild on colours and in my world they are also the perfect gift. However, there are some constructions I am not really keen on - like socks knit from the toe up.
It's not that I don't manage, but somehow I find it more difficult than knitting cuff down. Maybe the reason is that for my socks I prefer socks with heel flap and gusset and I always find it difficult to figure out when to start the gusset increases?
Well, there are some yarns that just call for a toe-up construction, simply because I don't want to waste any scrap of yarn. This is the case especially with gradient or colour-changing ones, when I want to make sure that all shades or colours get used. It isn't a poblem to make the leg longer in onder to use up all the yarn, is it? And since I don't want to waste anything of this precious stripy rainbow skein by KnitCircus... here we go: toe-up.