When casting-on socks from the cuff-down, it's important to have a stretchy cast-on so the socks fit over your calves. We're covering four ways to cast-on socks from the cuff-down, including a brand-new method – Kelley's Tubular Cast-On!
Socks are a lot of fun to knit – but getting them started can be tricky. With these four toe-up sock cast-on methods, you're sure to find one that works best for you! In no time at all you'll be knitting up socks for the entire family.
The Nurmilintu Lace Shawl by Heidi Alander is the perfect one-skein project for beginner lace knitters. In this post, Kelley shares tips for knitting this free pattern and how to add some unique finishing touches.
by Kathleen CubleyOctober 22, 20191 min read0 Comments
Kelley Hobart from Alpaca Direct shows you how to knit German Short-Rows, also known as the double-stitch short-row. These are excellent for sock heels or anytime you need to use short-rows. We love them because they are nearly invisible on the finished project, and they're so easy to work.
by Kelley HobartFebruary 09, 20191 min read0 Comments
Theseaddi Sock Rocket circular needles have the silky smooth nickel-plated finish that is so well-known on theaddi Turbos. If you haven’t tried addi Turbos they allow the stitches to slide along the needles at incredible speeds. Some folks may find them a little too slippery but I am all about speed when it comes to knitting socks so these work great for me
by Kelley HobartFebruary 08, 20192 min read0 Comments
I had a great time making theGolden Hour Shawl by Andrea Mowry. This is using slip-stitch mosaic knitting. I made mine out of Hikoo Kenzie.This pattern uses three colors and is a fun, relatively easy pattern.
by Kelley HobartJanuary 22, 20190 min read0 Comments
I loved this design from Berroco using Ultra Alpaca and also wanted to try it with their new Ultra Alpaca Eco yarn for an all-natural alternative. Here's some tips on how I modified the pattern to match to match my hands.
Stitch Markers allow you to keep track of your knitting and crochet, allow you knit faster, prevent errors, and keep you on track with your pattern. Kelley discussed locking stitch markers and loop stitch markers. She shares knitting tips on how to transfer the stitch marker to your other needle and use it to mark transitions in your pattern.
Knitting is a rewarding hobby and a great skill to master. But, getting started with something new can be overwhelming. There’s new terminology to learn and you don’t understand what all these numbers and abbreviations mean. Take a deep breath. You can do it. We’re here to help learn how to knit. If you prefer videos be sure to watch these free videos to learn the basic stitches.