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!
Month: March 2011
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 a mistake deep in my knitting. Grandma calmly looked at the mistake and said, “If it is perfect, it was made on a machine.”
How liberating that phrase was to me! Grandma gave me permission to be human and a reason to accept my mistake. I think this knitting lesson could apply to life in general. So be human and knit on!
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!
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.
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.