2nd sock design: Big fat rib!

January 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Made another pair of really long socks. This time with a sport-weight sock yarn and a stripy chunky rib on top. The rib is striped with double-held fingering sock yarn. Use various leftovers for a contrasting effect.

You can download the pattern here




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One big cable cowl

October 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Pattern: Oversized cable neckwarmer by Kasia Lubinska – download for free · Yarn: DK wool and soya yarn from the local supermarket · Yardage: 180 · Weight: 75g · Needles: 5.5 mm

First toe-ups on a magic loop

September 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

It makes sense to knit socks from the toe-up. You can try them on along as you go, and you can knit until you run out of yarn. Doing them on a magic loop will eliminate the ladders/loose stitches you get from dpn’s and you won’t have a hard time doing number two. I wanted to try all of that :)

I grabbed a ball of Crazy Zuberball from my Stash and went along. In order to control the selfstriping colors I decided to mix it with some brown Arwetta. 4 skeins of yarn was too much for my magic loop – they got really tangled very quickly! so I made one at a time, saving the 2-at-the-same-time practise for later.

From now on I will prefer to knit socks this way. Way easier :)


Pattern: Streets and Yo’s by Diana Parrington – download for free · Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball, Colorway: Schokoladenseite and Filcolana Arwetta Classic, colorway: Brown · Needles: 2.0+2.5 mm

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