I’ll bet you’re thinking, now that’s a long sock. You’d be right!
I am knitting a long sock, a knee sock in fact. I got two balls of sock yarn for Christmas so I thought I’d take the opportunity to make a pair since the yarn is already evenly divided for me.
I trolled Ravelry for a free pattern that would work for me and found Knee Socks! by Diana Parrington. It’s a pattern, but not. She assumes you know how to knit socks and describes the modifications she made to make knee socks. Great!
One starts with a toe up cast on. I don’t know if you know this about me, but I dislike toe up socks intensely. Most toe up cast ons are the epitome of fiddly and insane making. (I hope that’s not TMI.) I thought I’d use my usual short row toe started on a crochet provisional cast on. That worked great even though I didn’t have a crochet hook on me at the time I started knitting. I just used my double point to pretend it was a crochet hook and made a mess of a chain. It still worked even though it was messy since you take it all out after turning the toe. Perfect!
I added calf shaping and am now going to knit ribbing until my yarn runs out – which looks to be soon. Yay for knee socks! Or just sock in my case, until the second one is begun.