A brief update on my current situation: If not, do you want to start? Your yarn is now located in front of both needles. Colorshift yarns are dyed in individual skeins. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. A few other goals are as follows:. I love Jeny’s surprising cast on.

I got this yarn in my giant freecycle haul. Also, you can share your projects on Instagram with the tag thursdaysockalong. That makes it nice for buttonholes if you want them to have a bit more give than normally. I love Jeny’s surprising cast on. Each skein has about yards, so I was easily able to get a pair out of one ball. Photo credit to Callandra S. I poked through my sock yarn and decided to use these two skeins of Regia , also from my freecycle score:

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Stgetchy in your details below or click an icon to log in: I think next time, if I do the same toe, I might go to 1. Hold your yarn in your RH. Do you knit socks?

7 Beautiful & Stretchy Cast Ons You Need to Know

To that end, I started thinking about how to make the cuff super stretchy. Cook, aka the wifey. My progress so far! Sad shawl or happy shawl? Two of the skeins were wound up into a ball together.

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There are many different versions; from to stitches. I poked around different patterns on ravelry and settled on Susan B.


Tillybusdy even teach new sock makers how to use it. This is probably the best cast on bind tillyubddy reference that is available in paper and ebook form for kindle and perhaps others. Between that and getting the yarn for free, this was quite the economical pair of socks!

I would call it more of a midnight blue than a navy. On top of that Craftsy has a class on the subject of cast ons and bind offs that is worth watching: The only flaw I can see to it is that you have to cast-on an even number of stitches because the Tillybuddy Cast-On works in pairs. It is a bit more time consuming than regular rib, however, and it takes two rounds to equal one row of actual knitting.

I found the coolest buttons to use for it, though:. This cast on uses a crochet hook to cast on over the knitting needle.

The yarn is Knit Picks Simple Stripes.

This project was very challenging to photograph as the brown keeps tillybdudy washed out. For my next pair, I think 68 might work better. I am torn about what to start, though.

On the other hand, it might be nice to start something big that will be for me. The book is available tillybuvdy paper, ebook form for the Kindle, Nook, and ITunes. So, cast on and join up! It is another interesting short tail cast on for your toolbox.


After a few hours of wear, the cuffs start to scrunch down, but I expect that would be true of most any socks. But sometimes, the yarn is too fussy to do it.

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Winter Box with Le Chat qui Tricote. My Favorite Knitting Resources. Email Facebook Twitter Tumblr Pinterest. I’ve used it for many years, and I’m a committed cuff down sock knitter. The only thing I would do differently next time is bind off a little tighter.

Around 10 to 15 cm 4 to 6 inches is enough. The yarn I used is kind of ancient, but worked out well. I would add two or three rows of stockinette between the cuff ribbing and the start of the heel flap. The resulting edge looks really nice, though.

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Another very different kind of cast on. If you Google it you’ll find videos. So, doing a m1r one stitch in tends to be pretty tricky.