Category: LEARN

Techniques & Solutions

Slipping Stitches

Many knitters get confused over the directive to “slip” a stitch. To slip a stitch means simply to move it from one needle to the other.  That’s all that “slip”, by itself, means. Once I had a student arguing with me that “it can’t be that easy!” but believe me, it is. Of course, it…

Three Holiday Dec Ideas

As long as we're on the subject of knitting for the holidays — if you have some spare time and spare yarn, here's some cuties for you.  All these are my original designs, and newly available on Ravelry. First up, felted Holiday Baubles, made with short rows in garter stitch and embellished in any number…

What Can You Learn from Manufactured Socks?

Q.  Does anybody else live with a husband, SO or otherwise adult male who simply can't get the hang of turning his socks (and underwear, and t-shirts) right side out before tossing into the laundry hamper? (A.  Does a bear crap in the woods?) I admit my equally adult response to this is, that while…

Fair Isle Just Doesn’t Work for Socks

Today I have an actual FO to share and some "experience", free gratis.  You know what experience is, right? "Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted."  ~~ Dan Stanford Ta-da!  Here is the latest in socks for DH. I was pretty against the idea of knitting plain navy blue socks…

Champagne, Anyone?

drumroll please…  Et voilà!  I can now unveil pictures of my latest sock design. While you may have sipped champagne while you knit, I bet you haven’t ever knitted champagne glasses, in a veritable champagne fountain — complete with little bubbles! The openwork heart on the toe is of course optional, and I can tell…