Picking Up Stitches the "Pretty Way" Kathy, aka -  Grumperina - This link says the account has been suspended... hopefully, it will be restored at some point because I would like to learn how to pick up stitches the pretty way!

and the pretty way! Like all good things, the pretty way of picking up stitches along the heel flap came about as a happy accident. I think when I knit my very first …

No Wrap - Short Row Heel

No Wrap, No Gap Short Row Heel Tutorial

In knitting what is a Frilled Cast On and what would it be used for? Find out the details on knitting in this step by step tutorial.

Make Your Cast on Fancier with the Frilled Cast on

The Frilled Cast On is extremely simple and gives a pretty, frilled edge that looks like crochet and blocks quite flat on a Stockinette Stitch piece. It is a good match for the Picot Bind Off, and is a nice alternative to Ribbing, Garter or Moss

Fish Lips Kiss Heal...I haven't tried this because I'm not a huge fan of toe up socks but I thought it would be interesting to check out at a later date :)

Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern by Sox Therapist

I am a toe-up sock knitter. There are lots of reasons why I made the switch to toe up socks after knitting a few pairs of cuff down socks but the main reason is pretty straightforward. I, and most of the people I knit socks for, have big feet. Working from the toe-up means I can increase until I reach a stitch count that fits at a gauge that will make a comfortable, durable sock. There are plenty of options for heels to work on toe up socks: heel flaps, short rows, afterthought heels,...

How To Do The Math For Toe Up Sock Gussets

I am a toe-up sock knitter. There are lots of reasons why I made the switch to toe up socks after knitting a few pairs of cuff down socks but the main reason is pretty straightforward. I, and most of the people I knit socks for, have big feet.

FANTASTIC!  Interesting set-up for socks. You do the top of the foot first, then a short row toe, and finally you work the bottom of the sock in stockinette picking up stitches along the edges. Hoffnungangestrickt by steffilinden, via Flickr..

Interesting set-up for socks. You do the top of the foot first, then a short row toe, and finally you work the bottom of the sock in stockinette picking up stitches along the edges. Free pattern on ravelry

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