Tag: engineering

Roomier Short Row Heels

OK, even I can admit that this short row heel obsession thing may be getting a bit out of hand. But there’s another little gem of genius here worth sharing, in my efforts to eliminate the inelegant flap-and-gusset-style heel from the face of the earth. I’ve seen where some people, especially men, prefer the fit of an F’n’G…

Twisted 3-st Cables, the Japanese Way

So, flipping through a Japanese knitting book of pattern stitches one day, I came across a twisted rib and cable pattern that I thought would make a VERY handsome sock for DH…which it did. If you’ve never seen a Japanese knitting book, let me tell you — very sensible system they have, those Japanese.  Everything is…

Nutcracker Sweet, Part 4 – the sleeves

Anyone remember this? Ahem.  OK, I admit I’ve been stalling a bit.  Last time, I said I was going to address the fitting issues, which leads me straight to a couple of my personal bugaboos. Let’s just state right up front that I have dinky arms.  They are so short, I can shop in the Petite…