Intarsia

Intarsia allows for separate areas of color within a knitted piece. Each color area has its own skein or bobbin of yarn allowing for long distances between color changes. Add lovely motifs to your knitting such as argyles, polka dots, pictures – the only limitation is your imagination! Watch this video to learn the basics of intarsia and bring your knitting to a whole new level.

Fashion Show

Stitches South was full of amazing events.  The fashion show on Friday night was wonderful with so many beautiful garments modeled.  The biggest trend in yarn that I noticed was the return to metallic fibers.  This makes perfect sense since metallic infused garments are all the rage in clothing retail shops.  I had the delight in watching 4 of the Knit Along projects cruise down the runway!

Stitches South

The best part of Stitches South was meeting so many fellow KAL knitters! A big thank you to all the knitters who stopped by the Skacel booth to say hello and show off their lovely projects. I adore making new friends online and it is a real treat to hug them in person.

I met monthly winners who couldn’t wait to thank Skacel for the lovely prizes. I also got to meet many first time sock knitters who have joined the legion of sockaholics.

It was a blast seeing hand knit socks on so many participants. I let a big squeal out when I saw Center of Attention socks cruising along the aisleways!

A special thanks to the shops supporting the Trekking KAL in their shops! So many of you stopped by to say hello and I appreciate all your kind words.

Two At A Time – Toe Up Socks

No more orphan socks! Knit both of your socks at one time and you have a pair completed when you bind off. This video demonstrates how to cast on for two toe up socks at once using Judy’s magic cast on. This method is suitable for magic loop knitting or two circs. There are no more excuses for single sock syndrome!