Posts Tagged “socks”


By | March 27, 2014

Remember how I said I was going to update my patterns to include stitch maps? Yeah, that project fell by the wayside. (Too many projects! Too little time!) Today, though, I present to you a two-fer: two sock patterns updated to use stitch maps in addition to traditional charts and written instructions. First up, Corrine: […]

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By | October 29, 2013

You know those Sidewinder socks I posted about yesterday? The pattern has been available for almost two years, but now it features a little facelift: That’s right, traditional grid-based charts and grid-free stitch maps, side by side. (And written instructions, for those of you that haven’t yet jumped on the chart bandwagon.) You can follow […]

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Travel knitting

By | October 28, 2013

Lately it seems I get most of my knitting done while traveling. Case in point: Before Stitches Midwest, knowing that I would need some travel knitting, I cast on these Sidewinder socks. I don’t often knit one of my own designs twice, so this was a treat: No need to scour stitch dictionaries for ideas! […]

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By | January 23, 2013

Yet another pair of toe socks, finished: They’re much the same as my green pair, except I made yet another departure from Cat Bordhi’s original Sweet Tomato Heel: the first short-row wedge is composed of increasingly shorter rows, while the second is composed of increasingly longer rows. I like the results: In other news, registration […]

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Ready to travel

By | January 16, 2013

With the repair of DH’s socks out of the way, I’m back to making good progress on my toe socks: Having grafted together the toes of the second sock, I’m all set with lots of plain knitting on the foot, a simple heel, and more mindless knitting on the leg. It’s perfect travel knitting for […]

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Da Hubster did it again

By | January 13, 2013

Once again, DH has worn holes through his handknits – this time, through the soles of a pair of socks. Side note: He didn’t detect the holes; I did. I’m always amazed that he manages to create holes without ever noticing them. Fortunately, the holes and the neighboring thin spots were all in the same area, […]

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Potato chips

By | December 26, 2012

Right after completing the dubbelmossa, I needed to cast on for another project. (Because none of the UFOs hidden under the end table would do, of course.) What did I choose? Toe socks. Because apparently I can’t stop at just one or two pairs.

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More toes

By | November 8, 2012

Grab a cup of tea; this is gonna be a long one. • I’d like to tell you that I finished two pairs of socks in the past few days. Finishing two pairs in quick succession would’ve been a novelty for me, since I normally practice serial monogamy with my knitting projects. But while enjoying […]

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I stand corrected

By | September 26, 2012

It was brought to my attention yesterday that Cat’s Sweet Tomato Heel Socks e-book suggests working increases on the sole before knitting the heel, if you have a high arch. Whoops! So it does, both in the general instructions on page 3 and in the individual sock patterns. Doing so would’ve eliminated the need for […]

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Ten toes and three heels

By | September 25, 2012

Secret project out of the way, I was able to return to and finish my “gotta have ’em now” toe socks: I’m thrilled that I pulled this particular skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silkie Socks that Rock out of my stash. The colors just scream “fun!” Which is what you need when your toes […]

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