I used Knit Picks Heatherly Worsted in the Juice Box colorway.
Looks very similar to the toe-up version, right?
The big difference is that the Top-down Star Toe uses decreases, and the Toe-up Star Toe uses increases.
This difference makes the Top-down version look smoother.
I personally think that either looks fine and this minor visual difference wouldn’t make me choose one over the other.
Knitting the Top-down Star Toe
When you’re ready to start the toe, just start it. There’s no special setup rnd.
I’ll assume you’re using a single circular needle. In this case, the top of you sock will all be together and the bottom of your sock will as well. Put a stitch marker halfway between on each side and slip each SM as you come to it.
Rnd 1: (Knit until 2 sts before SM, K2tog, knit until 2 sts bef end of side, K2tog), work twice.
Rnd 2: Knit Around
Repeat the above 2 rnds until approx half of your sts rem.
Then, just rep Rnd 1 until you have a total of 8 sts rem.
Cut yarn approx 12″ long. Thread onto a yarn needle, use it to go through all 8 sts, fish it to the WS. Cinch it shut. Weave in the end going several different ways, to help it stay shut. When you’ve woven the tail enough, clip it leaving approx 1 inch of tail. This is to make it a lot harder to come undone.
What It Looks Like when You’re Done
About the Reviewer: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches.
She’s also on a mission to get everyone to embrace the blocking. And, to avoid using garter stitch edges in swatches.
And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).