Here's a question for all the sock knitters here: when making top-down socks, what can be done with the cast-on tail at the cuff? I knit the tail in for the first several stitches of the cuff, so it's secure, but I haven't had great luck hiding the rest of it.
Usually (not at the cuff), I weave in the end (as detailed here) then leave an inch or so discretely hanging inside the work. It eventually felts into place and everything is fine. However, at the top of the sock, I don't want an inch hanging out, and if I clip the end any shorter, it pops to the outside. Any suggestions?
My best friend, Frank Schaffarczyk, is participating in the AIDS Lifecycle fundraiser in which he'll be riding his bicycle 585 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Frank is also the other half of the dynamic duo which makes all the behind-the-scenes stuff of Men Who Knit happen. He helps me make lots of things happen. My grandmother refers to him as her step-grandson and she generally doesn't like people.
He's always doing something to help someone out and I thought I'd put his rider page out there as a way to show my support for him and the cause he's giving his energy to.
Just wanted to say "HI"
I am a newbie. ( I just started learning how to knit last month) I started a class two weeks ago and just learned the cable knit stich last night in class and I am excited to try it out on a scarf or something...I will keep you updated on the outcome of that...
Well just wanted to say Hi and say that I think you guys have a great community here and I am sure I am going to pick up many useful ideas from all you guys.
Have a great rest of the week...
- Dan -
Each month our local fiber guild meets, and includes a workshop to learn a new skill. Last Saturday we had a workshop on dyeing, using acid dyes. The picture shows the results of my very first attempt at dyeing wool. I had so much fun, and now think that I am hooked on another aspect of knitting. The blue/green/purple skeins came out as I pretty much expected. The darker skeins started out as navy and orange blocks, but the colors ran together while steaming and this is what resulted. I am actually very pleased with the outcome. I plan to knit up a guy's scarf with those skeins . . blue, black, gray,burnt orange, rust, orange, and other colors that I don't have a name for. I will post pics of the finished knit project.
I just joined this group a week ago. In just a short week, I have met many great guys here that are much more skilled in the fiber crafts than I am, especially knitting. The greatest thing has been the willingness for everyone to share ideas, pass along tips to improve my knitting ability, and offer encouragement to continue the craft. THANKS! I look forward to learning a great deal about knitting and other fiber arts here.
I decided that I wanted my cellphone caddies to be seamless so I picked up a set of double-pointed needles and taught myself to knit in the round. I have to say I'm pretty impressed with myself.
Yes, they told me on Knitty Gritty that knitting in the round is far easier than it looks, but I had my doubts and cautiously started with a little 4-stitch I-cord. When that came out well, I decided to throw caution to the wind and knit a small tube.
Big Big Thank-you's to all of you who responded to Bennett's post. WOW. He was so happy!
And Jesse...I will get him his own ID here!
Hi everyone. My name is Bennett. I am 8 and just starting to knit. I think it's going pretty good. My mom attached a picture of my knitting and of me. I had some holes in it and I started again. I want to make a potholder when I can get my stitches to go real good. I am glad there are other guys who knit.
Well, it's actually the NH Sheep and Wool Festival, but with all the rain we've been having, I think my friend's daughter's renaming of it was most appropriate.
It was great fun, despite the weather. The vendors were there because that's what they do. The serious I-will-see-vendor-X-and-buy-stuff festival goers were there. What's a little (or even a lot of) rain when there's raw fleece to be purchased? I swear these people are descended from Vikings and fleece acquisistion is the 21st century equivalent of looting and pillaging for them. When we dropped off our 4 fleeces, the Zeilinger's trailer was already half full and it was only halfway through the first day.
Just a quick post here. I wanted to let you all know that I've finished the tutorial on How to knit 2 socks at the same time on 1 long circular needle. I've created a separate blog for this and other techniques that I might learn as I continue my knitting journey - The Boy Who Knits - Techniques.
There are 6 parts to this sock installment:
These instructions can also be found on the sidebar of my main blog, under "Techniques".