Monthly Archives: April 2015

Kaika – Part 4

The seeds were sown in the foot and the buds began to bloom on the leg.  Now it’s time for Kaika to fully bloom as we top off the sock! Our final stitch pattern is a bloom which is graced with a tiny bobble.  Unlike standard bobbles, this Japanese-inspired bobble is tidy and efficiently constructed.  Standard bobbles […]

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Kaika – Part 3

I hope you are as happy with the Japanese Short Row heel as I am.  It takes a bit of practice, but the end result is so worth the effort.  I may never go back to the old wrap and turn method again!  Before we begin the Leg design, I recommend placing a lifeline through […]

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Kaika – Part 2

I trust you had a good time “sowing the seeds” for Kaika in the Foot.  You should have ended the Foot after completing Round 2.  Ending after this round is essential to continue the design during the heel construction and to set up the stitches for next week’s pattern. Part Two takes us to the […]

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Kaika – Part 1

Spring is finally here and it’s time for the April 2015 installment of the Progressive Needles Knit Along sponsored by Skacel Collection.  I couldn’t be more proud to share the lovely Let’s Make a Teal yarn with you.  The softness of Wolkenspiel coupled with the dyeing expertise of Schmutzerella created a truly special yarn from my friends […]

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