|These are different socks, but the toes end up the same... a couple of live stitches at the very end of the sock!|
When you're done, it looks like this:
Now, switch gears: it's time for a new school of thought. Kate Atherley of Knitty advocates abandoning grafting for socks and just cinching the remaining toe stitches together. That's right. Says Kate,
Socks ... do not need grafting.Yes, that's right. I'll say that again. Grafting is unnecessary – indeed, it's actually counterproductive – in sock knitting.
Instead, why not try running the the tail of your yarn through those lovely live stitches and simply cinch them together and then weave the end in?
So, I thought I'd give it a try. These Haleakala socks already aren't my favorite -- I'm not a fan of self-striping yarn -- so what could a different toe really hurt? You just thread the tail of your knitting back through the live stitches, pull tight, and then weave in the ends.
|My socks! My comfy toes!|
**Live stitches! These are stitches that you could knit into to keep the project going. If I were to just leave them as they are without weaving in the ends, grafting them together, or cinching them like I did here, the project would unravel.