I made these slipper socks from a pattern in Leigh Radford's book, One Skein. True to the name, the socks only required one skein of Lorna's Shepherd Worsted Superwash Wool. (The background fabric is from Kokka's Trefle collection, the print is Lilac Ladybugs). These socks are intended as a gift, so I felt like jazzing them up a little. Besides attaching an I-cord to the cuff, I also embellished the heels with some hearts done in Duplicate Stitch. Duplicate Stitch, or Swiss Darning as it is…
Sitka Spruce Half Mitts pattern by Diana Twiss
These mittens begin with a 3 x 1 rib stitch border followed by the Coin Lace pattern throughout. The thumb gusset expands gently from base of wrist in stocking stitch. You can follow the pattern exactly as written or you can customize them by altering the length of the wrist, the length to the thumb and the final length. Free Ravelry pattern.
A Mound of Mittens
One pair of red and white maple leaf mittens for Katie lead to another pair. And then another pair. And then another pair. Each time I made more modifications until I ended up changing things beyond recognition from the original pattern construction. There are actually a couple of other changes I would still like to make, but I just plain got tired of making mittens. Katie was very, very pleased with her mittens. As I looked at all my scribbles (I ended up with about 3 pages of chicken…
How to Graft Stitches Head to Head - dummies
By using grafting (also known as the Kitchener stitch), you can join two knitted pieces. Grafting stitches is a way to mock knitting by using a tapestry needle, and it creates a very stretchy and almost invisible join.