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.
Month: October 2009
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.
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.
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!
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.
Originally seen as Mystery Sock #11.
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.
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.