Kate Larson’s Tips for How to Spin Cabled Yarn

The foundation of any pair of hard-wearing socks begins with the yarn. Socks require a yarn that combines elasticity and durability. Cabled yarns knit into socks that feel comfortable, retain their shape, provide excellent stitch definition, and last for several seasons. In the Spin Off Summer 2017 issue, Kate Larson shares her tips for how […]

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I am so disappointed when I knit something that doesn’t fit. Aren’t you? There are some patterns where you don’t have to worry about fit a lot, such as scarves and cowls, but most patterns need a little thought about how they will fit the recipient. Sock knitting is included in that category. Although you […]

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Knitting Socks for the Humble Toes

Ah, the sock. So simple and necessary; it’s part of our daily wardrobe. But knitting socks is full of so many ways to customize socks to fit your feet perfectly, which is one of the many joys of knitting socks, right? Today’s discussion is going to be about toe customization. The two constructions are the […]

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Medallion socks

For the experienced sock knitter, these Fair Isle socks will be a delightful project in color-work. With many color changes, the even carriage of yarn throughout is critical to the successful completion of this project. Yarn: Palette by Knit Picks Appeared in: Love of Knitting Winter 2010 Download Pattern

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I don’t have any magic words to help you get all your holiday knitting done on time—sorry about that. However, I do have a nifty little grafting tip for those of you who love knitting socks but, like me, utterly despise the Kitchener Stitch. I ran this tip last year at Christmas time to help […]

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