Archive - Nov 3, 2011 - Blog entry

Tom Hart's picture

cotton sock cold feet

I’ve started a sock with a 100% cotton yarn (Sugar and Cream by Lily). I’m doing it top down and I’m 2 or 3 inches into the 2x2 ribbing. And I'm finding that when I stretch out the ribs they stay kind of stretched out instead of snapping back like the wool socks do. Is this going to be a problem? Will they stay up or pool at the tops of my shoes? And what about shrinkage?

PaulKnittingNow's picture

Finished my first sweater!

Here is my first sweater i knitted - took four months, but I finished! i am really happy with the results, and it was perfect to wear today as the weather has turned chilly.

MMario's picture

You saw it here first

my latest pattern - untested

Bird of Prey
an example of romulan folk handicraft

ronhuber's picture

A couple of hats

I have almost finished a sweater for my neighbourboy in Mexico (it still needs buttons) and with the left over Paton's Shetland Chunky I made a hat for Miguel. I used it double on size 8mm needle. It is a Canadian touque of 2x2 ribbing and is really thick. The second I made from a pattern in "Hats On" by Charlene Schurch. She calls it Norwegian Star. It was fun to do and quick.