The obvious finally hit me. When working a toe up sock for a fairly wide foot cast on way more stitches rather than increasing so much. Am I really that dense? Yes, yes, I am. 😀
Most toe up patterns instruct to cast on 8, 10, or 12 stitches, knit, increase from there. If you’re going up to 68-72 stitches around the foot that’s some HUGE increasing. So…. if one modifies it to cast on more stitches it lessens the increasing which, ta da! Eliminates the freaking mountain look. When I say the toe up socks I was working on looked like mountains, I mean that quite literally. It went from 12 stitches cast on to 72 stitches in roughly 3.5 inches. I’m guessing some caution must be used or the toe won’t fit snugly. This shall work!!!!!!