I haven't knit socks in quite a while. Not for any specific reason other than the fact that my attention has been drawn to non-sock projects. And then recently, my boss had a serious foot injury that has required multiple surgeries and long stints in a cast. With the colder weather upon us, he has been in dire need of a large sock to cover his exposed toes that are not covered by the cast. Knowing what an avid knitter I am, he asked if I would design a toe cover for him, one that was wide enough to go over his cast and thick enough to keep his toes warm. And yes, I knit this in 100% wool.
As I have always knit socks from the top down to the heel and then to the toe, I was a little stumped at first. And then I came across this video for toe-up socks and I now have another great method for my repertoire.
|Cascade 220 Wool|
I measured the span of his cast and created this toe sock which fits perfectly. To stay snug on the cast, I knit a 2x rib but I also think it adds a nice little design element to an otherwise plain knit. He's thrilled with this and I've since knit him another one in black and am thinking I may get back to knitting socks again. I'll have to keep an eye on what all you sock knitters are working on and get started on some holiday gifts