Grafting 2 x 2 ribbing (or any wide ribbing pattern) takes just a little concentration, since the transition between the knits and the purls can throw you off a bit. So, again, if we are grafting a BO to BO edge, we are going to get a half-stitch jog. This was a big problem with… Continue reading Grafting 2×2 Ribbing
Bind Off to Bind Off Edge When grafting knitting bind off edge to bind off edge, there's a half stitch jog that happens at the graft. This is due to the nature of a grafted row -- the upper portion needs two loops to act as the base of the row above. This works perfectly… Continue reading Grafting Seed Stitch
Continuing my grafting series, we'll talk about garter stitch today. Grafting garter is fairly easy, but there's a trick to getting it set up so that it works correctly. Working on grafting BO edge to BO edge, you have to end one piece with a row that presents as a knit row on the RS,… Continue reading Grafting Garter
Last week I had a post covering the concept of grafting knitting. Be sure to read that here first! So, grafting the bind off edge to the cast on edge is the most ideal situation, because it maintains the direction of knitting and produces NO half-stitch offset of stitches. You need one extra loop on… Continue reading Grafting Bind Off Edge to Cast On Edge – Stockinette and Ribbings
When grafting knitting bind off edge to bind off edge, there's a half stitch jog that happens at the graft. This is due to the nature of a grafted row -- the upper portion needs two loops to act as the base of the row above. This works perfectly with a cast on edge to… Continue reading Grafting 1×1 Ribbing
Grafting two pieces of knitting can be pretty complicated. All Kitchener stitch is grafting, but not all grafting is Kitchener stitch. Kitchener stitch applies to stockinette stitch, and that's it. BUT, we may want to graft things other than stockinette! Today I want to take a look at the basics of grafting -- and what… Continue reading Grafting – The Concept
I had an amazing time at the NY Sheep and Wool Festival (aka Rhinebeck), and at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival (aka SAFF) this year! Warning -- photo heavy post ahead!!! Rhinebeck was wonderful -- I stayed at a nearby rental house that was just perfect. Two good friends (and fellow teachers) Varian and Jolie… Continue reading Rhinebeck and SAFF 2022 Wrap Up!
And that's a wrap!! How did you enjoy Sock September 2022? Let me know! Here's today's "thank you" video: Please let me know your thoughts on the whole month, and the knit along! Did you have a favorite heel? Do you have ideas for a theme for next year? Drop me a line! Until… Continue reading Sock September 2022 Wrap Up!
Today's video is on a couple of different ways in which I try to avoid holes at the corners of my afterthought heels. Here's the video: I pick up an extra stitch one column in from the corner, just on one side of the picked up stitches, and I do this in each corner.… Continue reading Avoiding Gap at Afterthought Heel Corners
Today we take a look at the Sweet Tomato heel, which is a heel that was developed by Cat Bordhi. If you want to try this heel out, here's a tutorial pattern: Tutorial Pattern, Sweet Tomato Heel: Work Sock Heel Homework first (found here), or work from a prior heel in the series. We will… Continue reading Sweet Tomato Heels