Gusset knitting on socks sometimes turns knitters away. But afterthought heels should put you at ease. Both toe up and top down, heels can be added after you have completed the sock.
The instructions are basically the same for either way you knit socks but here are good instructions to follow.
Toe Up – Afterthought heel from www.loopknitlounge.com
Top Down – Top Down Afterthought heel from www.knitting-up-a-storm.com
This method works well if you are trying to use up extra sock yarn. The heel is finished off with the Kitchener Stitch which makes a very smooth finish.
Sock Knitters Clinic is on Wednesdays at 6 pm for June and July. If you are in the neighborhood, stop in and I’ll give you a hand with this technique.
This no seam small afghan is from knittingdaily by Sarah Fama, published in 2010. It’s a 8 stitch repeat with a seed stitch edge. Note the seed stitch edge is not indicated on each row. Either write it down or remember.
The bulky weight yarn I used is Cascade Cloud. This yarn is a dream. It’s already knit in an i-cord, so the pattern is very distinct. The gauge is 3 per inch.
Cloud is 70% merino and 30% baby alpaca.
Cool and unusual yarn made from recycled t-shirts.
Pattern for wine carrier available on moogly website.
Free on Ravelry – Kwoosh http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kwoosh-shawlette-scarf
One skein project. Cotton yarn makes this a great summer project.
This shawl, the Lintella was designed by Martina Behn.
Crazy Zauerball yarn does all the work to make this look super.
Instructor and Designer Victoria Jicha will teach basic lace knitting in two classes.
Wednesday April 15 and Wednesday April 29 at 6 pm
Space is limited. To register please contact Cherilyn at
You will learn to read a chart and basic lace knitting stitches.
Ability to cast on and knit is necessary.
Fee for both classes is $35 plus $5 for yarn
Tuesday March 10 at 5 pm
Bring your needles and try new yarns from Cascade Yarns
10% off purchase of Cascade Yarns in stock with purchase of $50 or more
20% off purchase of Cascade Yarns in stock with purchase of $100 or more
Refreshments will be served
Learn to Knit Dishcloth Patterns
Luna Paints yarn
Size 6 needles
Cast on 33 stitches
Knit every row until cloth is 8 inches or desired length
Basket Weave Dishcloth
Cast on 33 stitches. Be sure cast on is loose.
Knit 3 rows
Row 1 – K3, (P3, K3) repeat to end
Row 2 – Knit across
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 8 inches
Knit 3 rows.
Bind off, weave in ends.
Groovy Mom’s Dishcloth (Idiot’s Dishcloth)
Cast on 4 stitches
k 1 row
Next row, k2, yo, k2
Next row, k2, yo, k to end of row
Continue to repeat the [k2, yo, k until end of row] until you have a total of 45sts on the needle
Next row, k1, k2Tog, yo, k2Tog, k to end of row
Continue to do the [k1, k2Tog, yo, k2Tog, k
to end of row], decreasing each row until you have 5 stitches are left on the needle. Bind off
Make a pair of basic mittens – learn to knit in the round on double point needles.
Choose from many colors in worsted weight yarn. Pattern provided.
No fee when yarn purchased at WYS.
WYS has a new yarn – Tee Cakes by HiKoo. Interesting texture. It’s a Skacel brand made with 51% cotton scraps.
Thanks to my friend for crocheting this basket. Free pattern is available at WYS.
Cloud yarn by Cascade is very smooth to work with.
- 4.5 stitches per inch (Aaran weight)
- 70% Merino Wool
- 30% Baby Alpaca
- spun like an icord
• Row 1: *k1, p1* to end of row
• Row 2: knit
free pattern available on Cascade Yarn website.