Tilt-A-Whirl--Toe Shaping

Tilt-A-Whirl–Toe Shaping

The star-shaped toe in Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting is unusual in that it sits on top of the foot. It’s worked by decreasing eight times in each decrease round to form eight wedges that…

Tilt-A-Whirl--Foot Complete

Tilt-A-Whirl–Foot Complete

The foot in Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting basically continues in the same pattern used for the Heel Turn, but the piece finally is worked in rounds after all of the leg stitches have been…

Tilt-A-Whirl--Heel Turn Complete

Tilt-A-Whirl–Heel Turn Complete

I have to admit that the Heel Turn in Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting is a bit odd. But it works! To begin, the heel is worked on about one-third of the stitches, not one-half…

Tilt-A-Whirl--Ready For Heel Turn

Tilt-A-Whirl–Ready For Heel Turn

I’ve finished the Gusset Increases for my version of Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting. It’s quite nice how the gusset fits in between two ribs of the leg pattern for an organic flow. The increases…

Tilt-A-Whirl Socks--Moving Along

Tilt-A-Whirl Socks–Moving Along

I’m moving along on my version of Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting and have completed the leg. The diagonal “lace” stitch pattern in the leg is a simple 2-round repeat that’s easily memorized (as long…

Tilt-A-Whirl Socks--The Beginning

Tilt-A-Whirl Socks–The Beginning

The next pattern I’ve chosen to knit from New Directions in Sock Knitting is Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl design (page 44).                     These ingenious socks draw upon Elizabeth Zimmermann’s arch-shaped foot and…

You Rock!

You Rock!

We knitters are such nice people! I’m very pleased to announce that a total of 413 patterns were sold from my Ravelry site between Wednesday, September 13, and Wednesday, September 20, for a total of $1,900.25 raised for disaster relief!…

Every Little Bit Helps

Every Little Bit Helps

Between the fires, floods, and fierce weather, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced, lost their homes, or worse. It’s hard to keep up with the devastation. To help with the relief effort, I am putting all of my…

In-A-Pinch Fingerless Mitts

In-A-Pinch Fingerless Mitts

I’ve just uploaded a pattern on Ravelry. In-A-Pinch Fingerless Mitts are about the simplest pattern possible. They use a single ball of Lion Brand Merino Yak Alpaca yarn (yum!) and are knitted on size U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) needles. You…

Mitered Triangles--Ta-Da and Corrections

Mitered Triangles–Ta-Da and Corrections

I’m thoroughly delighted with my version of  Kathryn Alexander’s Mitered Triangles socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting. Adding 2 stitches to each of the triangles compensated for the thinner yarn I used and I’m happy to announce that they…