Yup, still busy bringing the early patterns back out of hibernation!  Today, it's time for Whippersnapper. I won't lie, these are not hard socks.  They're basically just a pretty rib with a bit of fancy stitch work in a few of the columns.  But sometimes, well sometimes that's just what you need!  You'll have them memorized in no time, and the resulting sock is undeniably dapper. I made mine in a thicker yarn (Plucky Knitter Primo Aran) at 7 stitches per inch, but it's one of those patterns you could easily make at 8 or 9 stitches per inch (if [...]

May 5, 2015|

KCC3 Knit along, Fucus asparagoides projects

The knit along for the projects based on the Fucus asparagoides print is starting over on ravelry.  That's this lovely curved shawl (I just love that shape far more than is reasonable, it's so easy to wear) and these super lacy socks.I am a huge believer in low-stress knit alongs, so this one is pretty laid back.  Come, knit with us, chat, post pictures...I promise we're friendly!  At the end of September, I'll find someone who has posted a picture of a finished project in the thread and send them happy mail.  That's pretty much all there is to it.  [...]

July 29, 2014|

More or Less a Sock

The weekend saw some serious sock progress.  The lonely sock now has about 2/3 of a mate (just down past the gusset).  I feel there should be some sort of tasteless joke in there, but I'll leave filling it in as an exercise for the reader. For today, I'll take the opportunity to let Lauren of  Ruthie Pearl and Sue of Adlerwood Quilts know they've won the Plucky Knitter yarn (I've emailed both to ask for a mailing address). Now, if I could, I'd send yarn to all of you.  I can't, but I can give you patterns.  So, from [...]

August 6, 2012|
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