Monthly Archives: March 2011

Count your Stitches!

You’ve heard of the carpenter’s mantra, “Measure twice, cut once.” Knitters should count their stitches twice, knit once. It is painful to get to the end of a 187 stitch set up row and find out you only cast on 186 stitches!

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Advice from Grandma

My grandmother, Ann Davalla, taught me to knit as a young girl. I can still see her care worn hands guiding me through the stitches. I learned many things from Grandma over the years, but one of her favorite sayings about knitting has stuck with me. It happened when I became very frustrated after finding […]

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Garter Stitch Short Row Heel – Part 1

The garter stitch short row heel is both cushy and durable. It is simple to knit and is a great complement to many sock designs. The use of a counter will help keep even the novice knitter on track. Watch Part 1 to get started on this fun heel!

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Garter Stitch Short Row Heel – Part 2

The second part of this heel is a snap since there are no wraps to pick up! You will love how fast this knits up and how comfortable it feels on your heel.

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Coffeehouse Chic – FREE Pattern

Knit this cozy coffee sleeve from leftover sock yarn. It’s a win-win: help the environment AND make room in your stash for more sock yarn! Visit my Pattern Store for the FREE download.

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