French Toe Socks Patterns

A French Toe is worked over a relatively few number of rounds; work the foot for a few more rounds before you begin this type of toe. This toe is used on the Yarrow Ribbed Sock (page 28).

Begin by dividing the stitches equally among 3 needles so that the center stitch of the bottom of the foot is the first stitch on needle 1. Decrease as follows: Rnd 1: On needle 1, *kl, sl 1, kl, psso, knit to last 3 sts on needle, k2tog, kl; rep from * for needles 2 and 3—6 sts decreased. Rnd 2: Knit.

Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 12 stitches remain. According to Weldon's, you should then "cast off all sts." Again, 1 prefer to avoid the bulky seam by cutting the yarn, threading the tail on a tapestry needle, drawing the needle through all the stitches, then pulling tight to close the opening (Glossary, page 117).

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