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Must Have Gifts for Crafters

Most crafters don’t make projects for themselves.  Their time and their skill is given freely for the benefit of others.  With that in mind, we are posting a selection of the best gifts for the needle artist in mind.  These are tools and accessories that crafters may not have purchased for themselves but they have definitely drooled over.  

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...

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...