Chico my 20 month old male Pit Bull has started licking/chewing his toes. He splits his nails and is just constantly chewing. There doesn't seem to be any boo boos, no rash or swelling so before we do get any of those nasty, hard to cure things I decided he needed socks. Doggie Socks, doggie no lick socks. I measured around his leg and cast on 36 stitches in Worsted Weight I Love This Yarn, powder blue for my prototype. I used US Size 2 DPNs, joined in the round and started my K1P1 ribbing. I knit the ribbing for 10 rows for the Cuff. I changed to US Size 4 DPNs and knit 30 rounds for the leg of the sock before starting my toe decrease. Since Chico refused to allow me to try the sock on while still attached to the needles and skein of yarn I just sort of guessed. FAIL #1! The sock is too short for long legged Chico!
I would double the number of leg rows if not 1 1/2 times that!
60 to 90 Rows easy!
See, how stinking cute, Right? =(
For the toe above, which is a little Y almost, I SSK the First (2) stitches on every needle and K2TOG the last (2) stitches on every needle for 1 row then knit around for the next row. I repeat these 2 rows until there were only 18 stitches left on the needles. Then I decreased every row until there were only 6 live stitches left. I then used the Kitchener Stitch to graft the toe.
Here is the one Picture I could get while holding his leg, then he took off.
Totally dejected and unloved!! How SAD can a guy look?
Don't look at my scratched up wood floors, terrible I know!! He went and lay next to Chris' chair for protection and refused to walk on his sock or come any where near me!!! BRAT! I will NOT be spending any more time knitting Chico socks that's for sure!!!