I just finished the Tabi Sock pattern (unisex) and have it available on my Free Pattern Catalog page. This Tabi sock pattern knitted from the toe-up is constructed using Magic Loop method. The pattern has detailed instructions, and illustrations, and will be accompanied by the necessary tutorials for your convenience. Once you have the concept, you can design your own Tabi’s, as plain or fancy as you like. With the necessary proper measurements done, all you have to do is apply your gauge and away you go.
One exclusive feature of my sock patterns is the toe shape. I like my socks to “fit.” For this specific sock, that means that I want the four toe section to fit perfectly, no wrinkles, no gaps. In this pattern I will illustrate how I make the adjustments needed to help you fit your toe shape. One of the concepts I introduce in this pattern and in the Foot Glove pattern, is called a CTF (connecting toe fan). This little addition provides added comfort between the toes and conforms more closely to the actual foot shape where the toes are attached.
The picture below, is of my brothers Tabi socks. These are done with Sports weight yarn. With this pattern you can do either fingering yarn (my favorite) or Sports weight.
You can see in the picture above that my toe shape is intirely different than his.
Some might think my patterns are a bit lengthy, but, I like to draw, and love working with my camera. It is very important to me that you understand the reasoning behind the instructions. Why? Because I am one that learns better by doing than by reading. I need pictures. I need to know the concept. Once I do, then, look out! Get out of my way! I’m coming through!!!
The creating process is fun for me- it’s not work. So bear with me, you’ll have to get use to the 15-20 pages of detail. 🙂