Author - Gwen Bautista

Footloose Socktober Fest!

Footloose Sock Yarn For our pedicure sock, we used our “A Step Above” yarn. This time we will use “Footloose” sock yarn and it’s a little different. Right away you notice it’s has a rougher hand and texture to it. At 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon the blend makes for a soft superfine weight yarn but still has enough texture to make...

Crochet Poppy Flower

Rememberance Poppies Whether you celebrate Veterans Day, Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day we are all celebrating those who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice and those who did.  The symbol of the poppy is taken from the famous poem In Flanders Fields, written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on his reflection of his service in World...

How to Make a Sock – Socktoberfest

  Negative ease is the key to making a well fit sock.  When a garment has negative ease it is smaller than the wearer.  There are two sock measurements to consider when evaluating the fit of your garment, according to Alice Yu, author of Socktopus. Foot Circumference Foot Length To do this, we measure the foot circumference by measuring...