Inspired by Janine Le Cras' Gothic Temptress hand knitting pattern on Ravelry.
I knit as basic knee sox but with a pico top instead of hem top. For the eyelets I did a K2tog - using the yellow heel hash marks for simple guide - about an inch apart vertically along the length of the leg.
When making beaded socks into a pico hemtop I usually hang the beads while I knit.
But Miracle Beads -shiny almost fluorescent - these (expensive) beads can get the finish on them scratched by the sharp metal edge of the cylinder.
A work around for this is to apply the beads after the sock is finished....
To set up for this, I leave an extra long tail when I begin the knit. (I suppose one could weave in a new tail if the exercise was an afterthought).
The pictures illustrate how I apply the beads.
Lorna's Laces in colour Edgewater.
Sock #2 was a Monday sock - had to restart it 4 times - kept dropping a rib stitch on selvedge transfer - hard to recover from that - easier to start over. Needle latches are getting harder to see as the years go by!
Here's a video I watched and learned from several years ago. The demo is illustrating a technique for binding off a toe-up sock, but I use this for binding off fingerless gloves and leg warmers.
On leg warmers it means there is NO edge finishing required - it comes right off the csm already finished. On the fingerless gloves the finishing work is reduced to stitching up the sides of the thumb flap to form the thumb.
As a bonus - its easy!...