Every time I think I've tried every knit heel or toe shaping method, I stumble across something new (to me). I'm currently in love with spiral sock toes.
Spiral sock toes are a beautiful combination of form and function. The decreased stitches form pretty spirals around the toe. Since those shaping decreases are spread evenly around the toe, it's easier to maintain an even stitch tension which minimizes problems like laddering.
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