The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook
With simple directions and tips on how to dye, paint, spin, and knit yarn to create authentic socks, this book offers all the information necessary to fashion socks with personality. Included are innovative patterns and tips for knitting socks with customized fit--even for all ten toes. Safe and easy directions are given on dyeing yarn from pour-dyeing methods to dyeing with Kool-Aid. With photos and illustrations of finished examples, sock patterns such as newborn socks and magic genie toe socks, and advice on how to create one-of-a-kind projects, it will appeal to all levels of knitters and spinners.
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2. Use a piece of waste yam as long as the row you wish to cast on plus 12" (30.5
cm) and tie a slipknot near one end of it. With the needle in your right hand and
the point facing left, slide the loop of the waste yam onto the needle and snug it
next to the first loop. Hold the tails of both yams in your right hand to keep them
out of the way. 3. Insert your left index finger between the working yam (A) and
the waste yam (B) from behind and twist your finger 90 degrees counterclockwise
4. Run the BN front to back through the first st on N2, and remove that st also.
Before snugging the yam all the way, pull up on the strand that emerges from the
last stitch from N 1 . This will open the stitch enough to make it easier to see
where to put BN next. 5. Insert the BN front to back into the st you just pulled off N
1 , then back to front through the next st that is still on Nl. Pull this st off Nl. 6.
Insert the BN back to front into the first st you pulled off N2, then front to back
through the next ...
Starting an afterthought heel To insert an afterthought heel, you will open a hole
in a tube that's already knit and pick up sts around the opening. You will need two
circular needles (CN1 and CN2) the same size or smaller than the size used to
knit the sock. 1 . Mark the center back of the tube between the two center sts. 2.
Measure the position of the heel and mark the row you want to remove at the
center sole. If the sock is finished to the toe (except of course for the heel), try it on
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Pasquegirl - LibraryThing
This is a great book for knitting with your own handspun yarn. I am a beginning knitter and I have made 2 pairs of socks now without difficulty! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - meerka - LibraryThing
Lovely photographs, but sock knitting section of the book is not layed out well for easy reference. Was delighted to learn about flat-knitted socks and found the dyeing and spinning sections interesting. Read full review
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