Keeping you on your toes …

The T2’s were in the final week of sock work today and so had to learn the toe decreases and the Kitchener stitch. Since there is no need to reinvent the wheel, here are two links that show how to do each part. Once you have the concept of the toe decrease down, you can customize the shape of the sock by working your decreases accordingly. If the sock is for you you can customize the fit exactly and even make a left and right sock by varying the decreases on each side of the foot. Remember to try them on as you go to make sure the fit is exact. When working with socks it is a good idea always to try them on when possible as they stretch when you put them on. If you’re measuring only, you won’t get an accurate measurement. Here are two links to a post I created a while back in a previous sock knit along.

Wedge Toe Decrease

Kitchener Stitch

When doing the Kitchener stitch, remember the mantra after the setup – Knit – Off – Purl – Purl – Off – Knit. If you finish your socks bring them next week for the show and tell. We’d love to see what you did!

Yarn over and out,


Sock it to them …

* UPDATE – After the second group on Sunday, Anne came up with a way of knitting on 2 circulars that is quite a bit easier than the one in the links below, and that was shown. Here is a video by Cat Bordhi demonstrating the technique …

Ever wanted to make yourself a pair of socks? Not just the $2 you can pick up at the store, but really cool, funky, comfy, warm, socks? Well, yesterday, Carol started the Take 2’s on a journey to doing just this. The group will continue with this for 4 weeks, with 3 actual weeks of instruction. Purely by coincidence, here is a website that is doing a sock KAL (Knit ALong) that goes over the information that Carol presented yesterday. Rather than reinventing the wheel and rewriting out all that information, here is the link to the site with the sock info.

Sock KAL 1 Sock KAL2 Sock KAL3

If you are just starting or missed Carol’s session yesterday, you are still able to join in. We are working on the cuff and leg of the socks right now and will be continuing this through this upcoming Sunday. Make sure you do a swatch to get your gauge!

Yarn over and out.