Tag Archives: Handspun Knits

Halfway there

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Well, somebody has a sock completed! It still needs the ends sewing in and to be honest, it is not the best-fitting sock that I ever made. It will do, though. Once the ends are sewn in and I have washed and blocked the sock, I shall take photographs and finish the final article on […]

Sock Serenity 2

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Part 2 of our sock series is published. This section deals with choosing and/or making yarn  for socks and gives a preview of the yarns that we shall be using for our demo socks. Have you chosen your skeins yet? May we see them?

Sock Serenity Series

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I have knitted my swatch and it has been dunked. I won’t know for sure until it is dry but it does look like giving me 7 stitches to the inch. I think I’ll be doing a 60 stitch sock – we’ll have to see. Tomorrow will be casting on day for me. I will […]

The toe up sock begins

Gill’s sock progress

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My socks are fairly organic. After discussions with Beth, I drew the ‘knitting from the toe up’ straw (or should that be needle), something that I’ve not done before, so – nothing ventured, nothing gained – I dived straight in. I had knitted a tension square – something I’ve not done in a long while […]

Sock Serenity

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Sock Serenity can at last be yours! The first article in our sock series  is now available here. The introduction and series index may be found here. Join us as we knit our handspun socks and debunk a few knitting myths along the way. Gill has already started on hers. Mine are behind schedule, due […]

Socks Are Easy

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This is an early warning kind of post. We are about to run a series of articles on knitting socks from your handspun yarn. They are aimed  both at taking fear out of the mysterious art of sock-making for the novitiate, and to offer constructive advice to established sock knitters who don’t quite know how […]

Winnowing

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I like Winnowing (and here), by Bristol Ivy, from the new Wool People. It has been on  my mind all day. Although it is designed for Brooklyn Tweed Loft, I think it would be beautiful knitted in a natural handspun yarn – perhaps BFL, or a nice Polwarth… maybe a Shetland Moorit. Anyway, I got […]

What did you do?

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One of our newer spinners visited today and she showed me a wee bear that she has knitted from her handspun. Its parts are knitted from different yarns, as a record of what she has spun. It has a head made from one yarn, limbs from another… it’s body is made from one of my […]