Tag Archive for 'sock knitting'

lk2g-045 Spinning Retreat

In this episode of our video podcast, CAT takes a trip to the Country Wool Spinng Retreat “Fleece to Foot” where she learned to spin for socks. Along with that, she talks about what’s in her Spinning tool chest.

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For this episode there is a contest to win a great knitting bag from ZigZagStitches leave a comment by 4/30/09 to be eligible to win.

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lk2g-043 Binding Off Toe Up Socks

In this episode of our video podcast we demonstrate a few techniques to bind off the cuff of toe up socks. Follow along with the instructions below.

Three Stretchy Bind off Techniques

  • KTBL Technique – K1 P1, put the two stitches from the right hand needles onto the left hand needle and K2 together through the back loop. K1,put the two stitches from the right hand needles onto the left hand needle and K2togTBL, Repeat until the end.
  • KTBL + K1 – K2 together through the back loop, put the two stitches from the right hand needles onto the left hand needle and K2 together through the back loop. Put this stitch back on the needle and K1. Put the two stitches from the right hand needles onto the left hand needle and K2 together through the back loop Repeat until the end.
  • Peggy’s Stretchy Bind Off – If you are knitting a K1, P1 ribbing, on the row before the bind-off row: K1, M1 (“make one” by making a half-hitch loop), pull the M1 tight, P1.
    Repeat around.
    Bind off row (go up a needle size or two): K1, slip the M1, pass the K1 over the slipped M1, P1, pass the slipped M1 over the P1, K1, pass the P1 over, etc. as for a regular bind off.

Book Review

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Put a comment in episode 42 for your chance to win this Tofutsies Stitches Collectors edition! Winner will be selected from a random commenter on March 31st!

This episode is sponsored by:

BIJOU BASIN RANCH

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lk2g-033 Toe Up Sock Toes

In this episode of our video podcast, CAT demonstrates several methods for casting on for knitting socks from the toe up!  You’ll see Figure 8, Closed Toe, Invisible Provisional and Double Knitting cast-on.

We’ll be at SOAR and Rhinebeck this year so come by and say “hi”.  To psych yourself up for Rhinebeck go back and re-watch our episodes from 2006 and 2007.

Help us out to raise money for our computer by bidding on a shawl which Kalinumba from Germany has generously offered to auction for us.

You can find the shawl here on Ebay or you can find it in Kalinumba’s store on ebay
The yarn was “Farbzauber” which was created and donated by Steffi and designed and knitted by Kalinumba

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What’s on the Set:

  • Various socks made with Socks that Rock, Opal, Regia and Cascade Fixation yarns.

lk2g-027 Sock Wars III

In this episode of our video podcast CAT battled Sock Wars III

The first rule of Sock Wars is to talk about Sock Wars (so here we are!)

The rules of engagement: Kill your target by knitting a pair of socks before your assassin kills you.

See more at Sock Wars on Ravelry

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