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Socks without toe seams?
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Jul 9, 2013 16:04:36   #
Andaia
 
Is there a way to knit socks without toe seams or bumps? My 5 year old freaks out if there are "bumps" in her socks in the wrong places...
 
Jul 9, 2013 16:10:32   #
KnitnSleep
 
Turkish cast on and toe accomplishes that. I think there is a tutorial available on Ravelry.
Jul 9, 2013 16:19:35   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
 
Is it the purl bumps she objects to? You could knit them so the st st is on the inside.
Jul 9, 2013 16:21:21   #
Stephie
 
Absolutely, find any pattern for "Two-at-a-time toe up" socks. They work up fast and easy with no seams at all.
Jul 9, 2013 16:33:28   #
Andaia
 
Thanks for the quick answers! She actually objects to any seam including on commercially produced cotton socks. She's like the frickin' princess and the pea ;-). I've been meaning to try the toe-up method anyway so I will certainly give that a shot. Ill have to take a look at the cast-on method mentioned (Turkish was it?). Always learning new stuff here. :-)
Jul 9, 2013 17:19:09   #
casey1952
 
I knit cuff down socks and use the star toe. It's like decreasing for the top of a hat.
 
Jul 9, 2013 17:33:14   #
KnitnSleep
 
The Turkish cast on has absolutely NO seam at the toe. It doesn't even have the little twist you find with Judy's magic cast on. I LOVE it. In fact, Turkish cast on with toe up is the only method I use now (after trying many) The only drawback is that if you want to do two at a time magic loop (I do!) you must do one toe, then start the other toe. After that, both socks can be knit two at a time. That is no big problem for me. The toe goes so quickly.
Jul 9, 2013 17:39:07   #
LAURA C
 
Andaia wrote:
Thanks for the quick answers! She actually objects to any seam including on commercially produced cotton socks. She's like the frickin' princess and the pea ;-). I've been meaning to try the toe-up method anyway so I will certainly give that a shot. Ill have to take a look at the cast-on method mentioned (Turkish was it?). Always learning new stuff here. :-)


Judy's magic cast on (tutorial on you tube) on is also great toe up. I found it easier then the turkish cast on but that's just my opinion, for all it's worth. If you do cuff down and kitchener the toe, there should be no bump.
Jul 9, 2013 18:12:42   #
5mmdpns
 
Andaia wrote:
Is there a way to knit socks without toe seams or bumps? My 5 year old freaks out if there are "bumps" in her socks in the wrong places...


I knit socks from the cuff down and close the toe using the Kitchener stitch. There is no seam at all and no bumps! Zoe :D
http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/FEATtheresasum04.html
Jul 9, 2013 18:37:08   #
Ellilleen
 
There is an amazing Judy's magic cast on--you can google it and there are multiple videos with great instructions. Lotsa luck.
Jul 9, 2013 18:37:08   #
Ellilleen
 
There is an amazing Judy's magic cast on--you can google it and there are multiple videos with great instructions. Lotsa luck.
 
Jul 9, 2013 18:40:28   #
Andaia
 
So many options! Yay!
Jul 9, 2013 18:49:33   #
KnitnSleep
 
Something else occurs to me. How long has this issue been of note with your 5 year old? Is it possible his shoes don't fit quite as they should, etc.

Children are tender and have delicate skin, but most wear socks without any problems.

How about purchasing solid color socks and letting him wear them inside out? That way, the minute, tiny seam would be on the "outside" as he wears them. I hate for you to spend a lot of time on knitting socks (when you could be knitting them for yourself!) if he is going to feel that they aren't quite right in some way.
Jul 9, 2013 19:01:27   #
mopgenorth
 
Andaia wrote:
Thanks for the quick answers! She actually objects to any seam including on commercially produced cotton socks. She's like the frickin' princess and the pea ;-). I've been meaning to try the toe-up method anyway so I will certainly give that a shot. Ill have to take a look at the cast-on method mentioned (Turkish was it?). Always learning new stuff here. :-)


I love toe-up of any kind, provisional cast on, Judy's magic cast on, Turkish - they are all great - the first couple of rounds need close attention but after that - you're off and running! No lumps, no bumps. I live with a Prince and the pea myself so I feel your frustrations! - my 8 year old grandson is hypersensitive to all fabrics, including sheets and bedding, labels, and of course - socks - they have to fit perfect. If I could find clothes for him that never touched his skin at all, life would be wonderful!
Jul 9, 2013 19:01:28   #
Andaia
 
Oh, I'm sure she'll find the hand-knitted socks too hot or something. Her shoes are ok, although it's a good point to watch out for. She's always been picky about socks. She really would prefer to be naked and barefoot all the time, though she doesn't have any other sensory issues. The inside out idea is a great one though!
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