We had 14 entries into my Level Up Your Socks KAL, including 4 using my patterns who got a bonus entry, making 18 in total. Thanks to everyone who took part, it was great to see all your socks and talk all things sock related. Here are all the winning entries: A Skein of Explorer… Continue Reading: Level Up Your Socks KAL Winners
In knitting, there are two main types of decreases involving two stitches – right-leaning and left-leaning. It’s really useful to be able to tell these apart and know which action will produce which result. Right-Leaning The first decrease most people learn is knit two together (k2tog). This results in the left-hand stitch on top, causing… Continue Reading: Right- and Left-Leaning Decreases
The most common way to finish a top-down sock is by using the Kitchener stitch. This video tutorial takes you through how to work it for perfect looking socks.
Cables can be quite intimidating when you first start knitting them and there seem to be a lot of different variations to learn. If you are using a pattern with a chart, this can make things a lot easier as the cable symbols often look the same as the end result. If you’re not familiar… Continue Reading: How to Understand Cable Symbols
I’m interviewing sock designers as part of my Level Up Your Socks KAL. This week I’m talking to Dana Gervais about her sock designs and e-courses. Introduction RG: Tell me a little about yourself and your designs. DG: I’m a knitwear designer who specializes in socks! I like to say that I see a pair… Continue Reading: An Interview with Dana Gervais
Realising you’ve crossed a cable the wrong way is a common problem. This video shows you how to fix cables, even if the problem was a few rows down. This tutorial was created as part of my Level Up Your Socks KAL. Use it to help you knit patterned socks and enter to win prizes.
Reading your knitting means being able to look at a piece of knitting and recognising what stitch was used. Learning how to read your knitting will make it a lot easier to keep track of where you are in a pattern and help prevent mistakes. If you can see where you are in a pattern… Continue Reading: How to Read Your Knitting: The Basics
As part of the Level Up Your Socks KAL I thought it would be good to hear from some other sock designers. I did an interview with Anna Friberg, who uses the brand name Yarnesty, about her experiences of sock knitting and designing. Introduction RG: Tell me a little about yourself and your designs. AF: I… Continue Reading: An Interview with Anna Friberg (Yarnesty)
My patterns tend to have a lot of cables because I really like them. However, if you’re using a cable needle, this can make it slow and awkward. Here’s a video on how I cable without a cable needle. This was produced as part of my Level Up Your Socks KAL. Join in the KAL… Continue Reading: How to Cable Without a Cable Needle
Charts are really useful for knitting because they look the same as the finished knitting, so it’s easier to know what you’re doing and if you’ve gone wrong. However, they can be a bit confusing if you’ve not used one before. This blog post is going to help you learn how to read a knitting… Continue Reading: How to Read a Knitting Chart: The Basics