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Socktober Fest- Footloose Week 2

Week 2 of our Footloose KAL This week in our Knit Along we are working the heel and turning the heel.  This is the step that intimidates a lot of knitters but we feel that knowing what shapes your making and knowing exactly what part of the sock you are knitting. (week 1 recap) So far we have worked the cuff and the leg of our sock.  You can...

Footloose Socktober Fest Week 1

Footloose Sock- Week 1 This week we start our Footloose sock. This is definitely a beginner friendly sock yarn and pattern if you are new to sock knitting. The fiber of the footloose yarn is 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon which leaves a slightly heavier hand than the Step Above sock yarn that we used with the pedicure sock we did in October. We...

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...

Socktober Fest – Week 2

We have seen some wonderful photos in our Facebook groups of some of the first socks coming out.  We have also decided to extend our timeline for our knit along.  We will be knitting a new sock every month instead of a new sock every 2 weeks, that will give everyone some more time to work on their projects.  We also know that in our experience...

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...