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Memphis: Toesies & Footsies

Job type Test knit

I consider the Toesies Easy, except for the GSR.

This is a set of toesies (toe coverings) and a footie all exploring short rows.  It is part of a larger set of patterns.  I am not a sock knitter; I'm mostly interested in the short rows, and getting a heel that fits and is comfortable to wear. HandiworksLtd is my sample knitter and assistant and she is a sock knitter.

The Toesies have short row shaping on the bottom to make the bottom longer than the top and provide a better fit.  I have added in different ribbing options.  The length is adjustable.  There are 7 sizes.

Currently the Footsie is in stockinette, but I will be adding in ribbing options as well before Test finishes.  

Everyone who tests gets the whole pattern and you can make other projects than what you commit to.


Difficulty Moderate
Start date 2020-08-17
Due date 2020-08-31
Craft Knitting
Test secrecy Postable
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Advertiser Jill Wolcott Knits
Spots available 8
Sizes required XXS (toesie) : 1 testers needed
XS (toesie) : 1 testers needed
S (toesie) : Filled!
M (toesie) : 1 testers needed
L (toesie) : 1 testers needed
XL (toesie) : 1 testers needed
XXL (toesie) : 1 testers needed
XXS (footsie) : Filled!
XS (footsie) : Filled!
S (footsie) : Filled!
M (footsie) : 1 testers needed
L (footsie) : Filled!
XL (footsie) : Filled!
XXL (footsie) : 1 testers needed
Finished measurements

Each size of the Footsie is customizable in length, so you can make a hybrid size.  I would like to know your changes, but I don't care what they are.

There will be variations on the Toesies and the Footsie, so you can choose which one you do.  The measurements I'm giving you are for the stockinette versions, with slight variations with ribs in the body.

Basic Toesies Top Length

3" / 7.6 cm (3.25" / 8.3 cm) (3.5" / 8.9 cm) (3.75" / 9.5 cm) (4" / 10.2 cm)

(4.25" / 10.8 cm) (4.5" / 11.4 cm) 

Basic Toesies Sole Length

3.875" / 9.8 cm (4.125" / 10.5 cm) (4.375" / 11.1 cm) (4.625" / 11.7 cm ) (4.875" / 12.4 cm) (5.125 / 13 cm)  (5.375 / 13.7 cm)

Basic Toesies Circumference

6.5" / 16.5 cm  (7" / 17.8 cm) (7.5" / 19 cm) (8" / 20.3 cm) (8.5" / 21.6 cm) (9" / 22.9 cm) (9.5" / 24.1 cm)

The Footsies are based off the toesies.  All lengths can be changed to fit an actual foot and there is a calculator to figure it out!

Gauge 8 sts and 12 rnds to 1" / 2.54 cm or 32 sts and 48 rnds to 4" / 10cm
Charted or written pattern Both
Skills required

Must be comfortable knitting in the round using magic loop or dpns.

Lifted increases

German short rows

Using written and/or charted instructions

Able to tolerate a different style of pattern writing and charting.  This is a must.

I like my knitting to be enjoyable, and also my test knits, so I'm looking for testers seeking a positive experience.

Construction type itr (in the round); GSR (German short rows), Pulling Up stitches (Pick up and knit) for footsies
Required or recommended yarn fingering sock yarn
Yardage See below under required tools.
Tools required

Gerty from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 100g, 390 yds (357 m).  WPI 16

1 skein Orchid made:

1 Basic Toesie (M) used approximately 6g / 23.5 yds (21.5 m

2 Elongated Toesies with Rib Trim (L) each used approximately 7g / 27.5 yds (25 m)

1 Elongated Toesie with Rib Sole (L) used approximately 12g / 47 yds (43 m)

2 Elongated Toesies with Rib Top (L) each used approximately 13g / 51 yds (47 m)

2 Elongated Toesies with Rib Around (L) each 12g / 47 yds (43 m)

The Footsies take about 18 to 25g of yarn, but I don't have specifics as I don't have sample in hand yet.

Ownership of the finished item The finished item is yours to keep.
Requirements from the maker

Able and willing to use a non-standard pattern style and charting style

Willing to give feedback and enjoy the process

Provide your own sock yarn as needed (see note in Rewards about yarn support)

I am a loose knitter (and so is my sample knitter), so you may need to go up a needle size or two.  I recommend making a basic Toesie as a swatch.

Good photos and a project page on Ravelry.

Rewards from the designer

The designer is offering discounted or free pattern(s) to testers
The designer is offering yarn, notions, or other goodies to testers

I will mail you a pad of stickie pattern tracking notes.

I will invite you to my Slack channel for this test knit which is a fun and easy way to do all our chatting and sharing.

Sorry, nothing more for this test!


The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.

2020-08-17: Download Pattern
2020-08-21: Cast on/Toe Increases
2020-08-26: Length and Short Rows
2020-08-30: Rib finished/Sample Finished
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