Hand knit socks · knitting

Pair #3 in 2016

This pair of socks is the slip stitch basic heel from the book, Socks from the toe up by Wendy D Johnson. I changed the instep and the leg of the sock to a k3p3 rib. I love them. I’m still trying out different heels to see which I like best. This heel had wraps and turns that the gusset basic sock did not have. The way it wears is image

a concern. From what I hear, the slip stitch heel can better withstand the rubbing/friction from the back of a shoe. We shall see. This yarn was glorious to knit with. It is Bittersweet glamour glams HT. Hand dyed superwash sock yarn. Content is merino/cashmere/nylon. Colorway is Avalon. I purchased it at the NYS sheep and wool festival in Rhinebeck, NY.


How to knit a scarf

The craft yarn council has a program called each one teach two. They have teaching guides for knitting and crocheting. At the end of the lesson(s), you are provided with instructions on how to knit a scarf. It’s great for beginning knitters and also the tips for teaching are helpful. Go take a look see.  www.craftyarncouncil.com
Fringed with Ribbon Scarf

8” x 72”

12 oz worsted weight yarn, rose
Assorted narrow ribbons, about 40 yards
Crochet hook (for fringe)
Size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles (or size required for gauge)
9 sts = 2”

Row 1: (K5, P5) across row.
Row 2: (P5, K5) across row.
Rows 3 through 6: Repeat Rows 1 and 2 twice
Row 7: (P5, K5) across row.Row 8: (K5, P5) across row.
Rows 9 through 12: Repeat Rows 7 and 8 twice.

Cast on 35 sts.

Knit two rows for foundation.

Repeat Rows 1 through 12 of pattern in sequence until piece
measures about 72” long, ending by working Rows 1 through 6 of pattern. Purl
two rows. Bind off.

Cut ribbons and remaining yarn into 14” lengths. For each knot, combine 2 strands of yarn with two or three strands of ribbon using a variety of ribbons. Fold the yarn and ribbon in half. Hold the scarf with the right side facing you. Using a crochet hook, draw the folded ends through the space from right to wrong side. Pull the loose ends through the folded section. Draw the knot up firmly. Make 8 knots of fringe between the first two rows at each short end, knotting between intersections of knit and purl stitches and at each outside edge