Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Zig-Zag Toe Test



A few weeks ago, I was showing some knitters the zig-zag bind off. It's used on the back of the heel of my Adjoin socks. It feels like a real magic trick. It's easy, fast, and even though it looks a little strange, it lies completely flat when worn - I swear!


So this very bright group of knitters challenged me. If the bind off is so good, why not use it for the toe of a sock? Why not, indeed? 

Time for a test. I made a pair of Bootstrap socks from a truly luscious Coastal Colour Yarns skein that I picked up on a business trip earlier this year. It's 60% merino, 20% silk and 20% nylon. It's gorgeous! I love the pattern and the yarn, so let's see how the "new" technique wears. I'll let you know. 

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