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Sock Talk - wrapping up Sock-a-palooza

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Sock Talk - wrapping up Sock-a-palooza

June's Sock-a-palooza was awesome!! So many customers participated and got a ton of socks made during the month. It was so fun seeing everyone's progress and the different designs.  As a special treat, I've created a Sock Template that you can fill in with all the details needed for a pair of socks. It works for toe up or cuff down, for heels with a gusset or without. There's room on the front to write in the stitch pattern you're using and room on the back to put in important things like your cast on method and heel instructions. You...

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Sock Talk - Sock care

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Sock Talk - Sock care

So your socks are complete. Now what? Washing your socks: Depending on the yarn you used and your preferences, you may need to hand wash your socks. Soak is a fantastic no-rinse soap that is perfect for this task. Just add a little bit to your bucket or sink and fill with water. Throw your socks in and let them soak for at least 15 minutes. Squeeze out all the water you can then lay your socks out flat to dry. Pin them if desired. If you are putting your socks through the washer and dryer, I recommend putting them...

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Sock Talk - Binding off

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Sock Talk - Binding off

When you're finally done knitting your socks, there's one finishing piece left to do - bind off. Depending on where you started, you'll need different bind off methods. If you started at the cuff, you'll need to finish off the toe with an invisible bind off. You definitely don't want a ridge there. The best way is the Kitchener Stitch. You graft the stitches together so that it looks like the material just keeps going.     If you started at the toe, your bind off needs to be as stretchy as your ribbing. A traditional bind off won't have...

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Sock Talk - Heels

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Sock Talk - Heels

Heels are a fun area of a sock to play around, try different ones and figure out which ones fits you best or the ones you prefer to knit. They all have different benefits. Sometimes we'll choose a specific heel because of the yarn we're using. (Don't want all those nice stripes getting messed up.) Sometimes we'll choose a heel because of the look. Sometimes we'll choose a heel because of the fit. Some heels require a gusset section, some do not. Some heels are knit while you knit the socks, some are done after. A few heels I've tried...

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Sock Talk - Knitting in the round

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Sock Talk - Knitting in the round

Everyone has their preferred method for knitting in the round. Mine changes depending on the project I'm doing. For socks though, it's definitely the Magic Loop method. There are really three different methods of knitting in the round. Read through below for some explanations.   DPNS Using double pointed needles to knit in the round is the traditional method and it's still a favourite with many people. The stitches are cast on to three or four needles and then you knit with an extra needle. As pictured above, you hold the needle you need to work across in your left...

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