10.30.07

Ripping back a row

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:57 am by Ivy

By request, a video on ripping back multiple rows at a time.


Make 1 increases

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:56 am by Ivy

This is an invisible increase similar in function to the lifted increase.


Extra Video — Lifted Increase

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:32 am by Ivy

This is an increase method that is just about invisible. It is an alternate to the Make 1 increase.


Extra Video — Casting on with DPNs

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:27 am by Ivy

Here is a video showing how to cast on and begin knitting around with double pointed needles


10.28.07

Episode 13 — Picking up the Gusset

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:33 pm by Ivy

In this episode we pick up the gusset of our sock and get ready to knit the foot.

The link to the sock of the month club I spoke of is here, but there are many more like it out there. I favor this one because the patterns are so varied and you learn so many techniques.
The link to Sockin’ it to Maggie is here.

The YouTube links are here and here.

 
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10.21.07

Episode 12 — Turning the Heel

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:16 pm by Ivy

In this episode we turn the heel and get ready to pick up the gusset.

The YouTube videos are here and here.

 
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10.14.07

A few notes on the heel flap

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:28 pm by Ivy

I just wanted to point out a few things about the heel flap.

First, the heel flap should feel thicker, denser than the rest of the sock.

Second, you will see notable stitches where the slipped stitch comes forward and the knit stitch recedes.

Third the knit stitches will look shorter than the slipped stitches, because they are worked over two rows to the slip stitch being worked over one.
There are three ways to check which you’re supposed to do next, slip or knit if you’ve put your knitting down mid-row.

  1. If the yarn is coming from the stitch closest to the tip of the right hand needle, it’s a knit. You slip the next stitch. If the yarn is coming from the stitch before that, the last one was slipped and you knit the next one.
  2. If the last stitch worked is of the larger variety, it was a slip stitch, so you knit the next one and vice versa.
  3. If the last stitch worked is sticking forward, it was a slip stitch, so you knit the next one and vice versa.

Episode 11 — The Heel Flap

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:52 am by Ivy

In this episode we learn how to knit the heel flap. We also answer viewer questions.

The YouTube video is here.

 
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Bonus Video — Tinking

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:51 am by Ivy

This is a bonus video to demonstrate the important skill of tinking, or working back, in order to fix a mistake in knitting.

 
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