For the issue of Cast On magazine that came out several months ago, I filmed a video to go along with my article on sock heels. Here's the video for you! I hope you find this informative! I cover lots of different types of heels. For more in-depth info, be sure to check out the… Continue reading Sock Heels Comparison
I'm pleased to announce that my May 2015 Rockin' Sock Club pattern is now available for purchase! These are my Turritella Socks. They were inspired by the tightly coiled cone-shaped shells of the Turritella genus of sea snails. The spiral lace pattern on these socks has a very tight bias which twists down the leg.… Continue reading Turritella Socks
Socks: Afterthought Heels
Afterthought heels are heels that get knitted into a sock after the rest of the sock has been knitted. You can just knit a tube and then decide where to put the heel and cut out stitches and add a heel! I like doing what's sometimes called 'forethought' heels. They're afterthought heels, but you knit… Continue reading Socks: Afterthought Heels
Socks, socks and more socks!
Hello again! I have some exciting news - my second third-party-published pattern (my first ever was my Lilah Shawl) is out! It also happens to be my very first print published pattern! Check out page 24 in your copy of November 2014-January 2015 Cast On Magazine -- see someone's name there?? That's my pattern!! Squee!… Continue reading Socks, socks and more socks!
Kitchener Stitch Tutorial
Kitchener stitch is one of those things that tends to make some knitters nervous. No need to be nervous!! If you're really concerned that you will mess up, then put a lifeline in the row you will graft, or the row below. That way you can always undo what you did and do it over… Continue reading Kitchener Stitch Tutorial
Closing the heel gap in socks
Here is my favorite way to 'close the gap' between the instep and the gusset on heel flap socks. I've tried several ways to close that little gap, and this is the one I've settled on as my favorite because, of the methods I've tried, it blends in the best. My previous favorite method was… Continue reading Closing the heel gap in socks
WiPs, a FO, and an Interview!
So, I've been killing time as best I can while waiting for my Master Knitter Level 2 binder to come back to me. The waiting is the hardest part, I think! What will I have to re-do? Is my vest up to snuff? Did my sock pass? ... and so on and so forth. BUT,… Continue reading WiPs, a FO, and an Interview!
...my Master Knitter Level 2 submission results! It's been about 3 weeks now, so I have about 3 to 5 weeks wait left. I've been trying to keep my mind off of it as best as I can. I started a lace shawl right away, and I finished it about a week ago: Pattern: Swallowtail… Continue reading Anxiously Awaiting
This really should be a Masters Monday post, but I finished this yesterday, so why not post it today! I finally finished my argyle sock for Master Knitter Level 2! This was my second attempt, and it looks much better than my first! Pattern: Top Down Argyle Socks by Jennifer Donze (Cast On magazine Nov… Continue reading FO Friday
I'm still chugging away - I do have a new sweater to show you, but it's blocking at the moment, so I'm going to wait to show it to you until it's all dry and I can model it for you. It's the Girl Friday sweater I had started way back when - all it… Continue reading Still here…