We have a winner!

We have a winner!

  The winner of the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide 2: Fair Isle is Joan Miller, who wrote “These socks would be great for a knitting retreat.” I agree Joan! Perhaps you’ll wear them to an upcoming Knit For Fun Retreat!…

Mason-Dixon Field Guide 2

Mason-Dixon Field Guide 2

I’m delighted to have a pair of socks included in the Mason-Dixon Knitting’s Field Guide 2!                     Apres-Everything Socks are knitted in a dreamy bulky yarn that’s the knitting equivalent of…

Sock Pattern Winner

Sock Pattern Winner

Thanks to all of you who entered the raffle for a free sock pattern. Interestingly, the votes were rather evenly split between the Slip-Stitch Chevron (left) and the Topsy-Turvey (right) patterns. I decided to draw a winner for each design….

Two New Sock Patterns

Two New Sock Patterns

I’m happy to announce that two new patterns have been added to my website and Ravelry.   Topsy-Turvey Socks were designed as a kit for Craftsy (www.craftsy.com) as a practical exercise for the class Essential Skills for Sock Knitting (https://www.craftsy.com/knitting/classes/essential-skills-for-sock-knitting/44169)….

Zigzag Sock--Finished!

Zigzag Sock–Finished!

I finished Anne Campbell’s Zigzag sock from New Directions in Sock Knitting without trouble. The only “tricky” part was knitting little short-row triangles to fill in the “valleys” of the chevron pattern and even out the end of the foot….

Zigzag--Half a Foot

Zigzag–Half a Foot

I’m approaching the end of my version of Anne Campbell’s Zigzag socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting. The heel turn was a breeze and, without any stitches to pick up for the gussets, I’m making good progress on the…

Zigzag--Heel Flapped!

Zigzag–Heel Flapped!

I’m thoroughly enjoying Anne Campbell’s Zigzag pattern in New Directions in Sock Knitting! The heel flap and gussets are worked simultaneously with the instep. It’s hard to show in a single photo, but gusset stitches are increased on each side…

Zigzag--A Tidy Cuff

Zigzag–A Tidy Cuff

I finished the cuff on my version of Anne Campbell’s Zigzag socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting. The short k2, p1 cuff was easy to work on the live stitches created as the leg was knitted. The stitches are…

Zigzag--Finished Leg

Zigzag–Finished Leg

I’ve finished the leg of Anne Campbell’s Zigzag sock from New Directions in Sock Knitting. The zigs and zags of the live stitches get grafted to the provisional cast-on stitches to form a ring. The Kitchener stitch is work on…

Zigzag--Loving the Leg!

Zigzag–Loving the Leg!

I’ve found my groove on the lace pattern for the leg of Anne Campbell’s Zigzag socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting. It’s a simple four-row pattern that’s quickly memorized. I love how stitches are created along the selvedges for…