Hello knitting friends,
Time to knit the toe
Toe decreasing goes fast. Each decrease round gets rid of 4 stitches. So as you start with the 60 stitches, you quickly move through to 56 stitches, 52 stitches, 48 stitches -- you get the idea.
🧦🧦 There's a plain round of knit (knit every stitch -- the stockinette stitch) in between each decrease round.
🧦🧦 The work goes fast. Using paper and pencil to tick off each round keeps you on track just in case you get interrupted.
🧦🧦 The decreases are paired. SSK leans LEFT. K2tog leans RIGHT. If you knit a decrease that leans the wrong way, you'll learn to spot it so you can correct it.
🧦🧦As you look at the sock flattened, K2tog occurs on the left side of the tube. K2tog occurs at the end of a needle. K2tog leans RIGHT.
🧦🧦 As you look at the sock flattened, SSK occurs on the right side of the tube. SSK occurs at the beginning of a needle. SSK leans LEFT.
🧦🧦 Look below for the specific directions for whichever method you are using to knit your socks -- socks on DP needles or magic loop method with a long circular needle. Either way, the goal is to decrease from 60 stitches down to 20.