Monthly Archives: October 2009

Crochet Cast On

An easy, loose cast on giving a crochet-like edge. Use waste yarn and it becomes a provisional crochet cast on. Simply remove waste yarn later to reveal live stitches.

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German Twisted Cast On

A variation of the long tail cast on which is a bit firmer, yet still elastic. A great choice for socks, sweaters and cuff edges. You will love its clean edge line.

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Grandma’s Favorite Bind Off (Loose Bind Off)

Try this simple bind off that is perfect for scarves, afghans, neck edges and curved pieces. Makes a nice crochet-like edge to aid in seaming.

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Tail Tip

Tie the tail from your cast on stitches in a bow.  Should you grab the tail instead of the working yarn, you will be stopped quickly by the bow and only need to unknit a few stitches.  Every knitter, no matter their skill level, knits with the tail now and then.  UGH!

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Fading Away

Watch one color fade playfully into another in this cuff down sock pattern.  Directions for an easy short tow heel are just part of the fun in this two colored sock. Unveiled as Mystery Sock #9 in October 2008.  Knit with Shibui sock yarn in colors Wasabi and Peony.

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Friendship Sock

The multi-colored version of this sock was knit with yarn traded with friends.  The two colored version gives a totally new look to the design.  The design features an Eye of Partridge Heel and the debut of Michelle’s Eye of Partridge Toe. Originally seen as Mystery Sock #11.

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Cablicious

Cables are fun and easy to knit in this top down sock.  The rib design flows into the heel flap as well as the toe.  Sure to be a sock favorite! Premiered as Mystery Sock #12 in February 2009. Knit with Prism Merino Mia sock yarn.

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Bamboozled

This top down sock puts a “twist” on the classic bamboo pattern.  A twisted cast on edge begins the graduated bamboo design that is also featured on the heel flap. Mystery Sock #15 unveiled in June 2009 and knit woth Alpaca Sox yarn by Classic Elite Yarns.

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