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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09.30.07

Ep 10 Recap, Review, and Socks

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:08 pm by Ivy

In this video we look back at how far we’ve come. Then we talk about our next project, socks. We talk about different forms of sock construction and why socks are so appealing. Then we tell you how to start knitting socks, which is exactly like how we started the mitten.

We referenced the Magic Loop Booklet for knitting socks on a long circular needle and Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles.

The YouTube videos are here and here.

 
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09.24.07

Knitting Step By Step episode 9 — Slip Slip Knit

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:15 am by Ivy

In this episode we talk about our second decrease method, the slip slip knit. We show you the kitchener stitch to graft closed the top of the mitten. We also show you how to make your thumb stitches live, pick up stitches to get the thumb going.

For our iTunes viewers, we’re working on the problem with being able to transfer to the Video iPod. Make sure you are getting the files with the extension of m4v. That should resolve it for you. I’ll be converting the earlier files as soon as I can figure out how to do that without messing up the order on the feed. If you want to do that with your own files, go into iTunes, click on the file and click on Advanced->Convert Selection for iPod.

This is long, so there are five YouTube videos. Here they are: Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, and Video 5.

 
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09.16.07

Episode 8 — The Mitten Part 2

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:04 pm by Ivy

In this episode we look at moving the thumb stitches to scrap yarn and continuing up the hand of the mitten.

The YouTube video is here.

 
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09.10.07

Transcripts

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:25 pm by Ivy

We’re posting transcripts of our episodes in PDF format for the hearing impaired.

Episode 1

Episode 2

09.09.07

Episode 7 — Increases

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:08 pm by Ivy

In this video we start knitting our mitten and we talk about working with double pointed needles and increases. I show a cool trick for avoiding ladders. I also teach you how to do a basic increase.

The YouTube videos are here and here.

 
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09.02.07

Episode 6 — Decreases and Seams

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:52 pm by Ivy

In this video we finish the hat. I teach the Knit 2 Together (K2Tog) decrease method and I teach you to sew up a seam, in knitting, which is different than other kinds of sewing.

The YouTube videos are here and here.

 
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