Stashbuster Project

stashbuster scarf (2) Here is a way to use up left over sock yarn.  The pattern comes from Jared Flood – the Noro Striped Scarf

Use about 25 g of variegated sock yarn and another contrasting solid color.  I used Ballard from Jojoland – sock weight wool.  I have black, white and purple in stock ($4 per skein)

Cast on  39 stitches -

With solid color knit in pattern for 6 rows and then alternate between 2 rows of variegated and then 2 rows of solid.

Row 1 K1, P1 to end

Row 2 Slip 1 purlwise, K1, P1 to last stitch and slip purlwise

repeat these rows until you have reached desired length – finish with 6 more rows of pattern with solid color.

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Kwoosh Shawlette

This pattern is perfect for a traveling project or any other time that requires mindless stitches.

One skein self-striping sock yarn and size 4 needles and your are ready to go.

pattern is available free on Ravelry.


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Heritage Silk Cabled Top

Heritage Silk Cabled Top

Heritage silk cable top


Heritage Silk yarn from Cascade feels great on your needles.  It’s superwash Merino and Mulberry Silk.  This pattern uses a double strand so it turns out thicker – 5 stitches per inch.  The double cable runs down the front and the back.

The pattern was designed by Marilyn Peters and is on Cascade Yarns website.  But after finding a few omissions, I rewrote it.  I only have it in a medium size but if you’re able to adjust the pattern you could change for other sizes.

Enoy the yarn.  It’s fabulous – I have a rich purple and fushia in stock.


Saturday Skills Classes

 Build Your Knitting Skills Classes

Saturday March 1 – 10 am

Learn the formula to knit head bands.  Includes basic Fair Isle skills.  Instructor – Bonnie Brandenburg.  $10 fee.  Please bring Size 7 circular 16 “ needles and two contrasting medium weight yarns.  Supplies available at WYS.  Contact Cherilyn for registration

Saturday March 8 – 10 am

Learn the basic Entrelac knitting method. Instructor – Bonnie Brandenburg $10 fee.  Please bring Size 7 needles, medium crochet hook and two contrasting medium weientrelac skillsght yarns.  Supplies available at WYS.  Contact Cherilyn for registration    686-2898

Ice Fishing Socks

ice fishing socksTop Down Seed Stitches Socks

Austerman sock yarn

6 stitches per inch on #2 needles

I had trouble with the kitchener stitch to close up the toe.


next time I’ll follow the instructions from this youtube video 

I still prefer the toe up method for socks because when you are finished both socks are finished and they are the same.  I find there is far less counting!

Happy Knitting