Let’s Learn To Make Socks: Lesson 3 – Turn Heel

Turning the heel of the sock, is usually where problems occur for knitters. All that is happening is short row shaping, forming the “cup” of the heel and “turns” the heel to create the beginning of the foot. This section of the heel is worked back and forth, as for the flap. “Turn” means the same as…

Let’s Learn To Make Socks: Lesson 2 – Heel Flap

  Heel Flap: Typically, 1/2 the number of total stitches are used to knit the heel flap. Some yarn manufacturers include a fine weight, durable ball of yarn with the sock yarn purchase, to be used together (double strand) when knitting the heel and toe, the areas where the most abrasion occurs. I use the…

Let’s Learn To Make Socks: Lesson 1 – Leg of Sock

Basic Sock With Ribbed Leg And Top Of Foot – Size Ladies Medium Materials: 350 metres of fingering or sock weight yarn; 2.50mm double pointed needles; 3mm straight needle; marker or safety pin. Note: If you want a longer leg and/or foot, you will need extra yarn. My finished foot length is 9 1/2in and…

Let’s Learn To Make Socks!

Today, I want to introduce a series on learning to make socks. Every Wednesday, I will introduce a new step in knitting a basic sock. You will be provided with pattern instructions to use when following the steps. At the end of the series, the steps will be compiled into a photo gallery with a brief description of each…

Details Make A Difference: How To Sew On A Button

I’ve always been in love with the fine details of assembling a garment by hand; including adding pockets, embroidery, beautiful buttons, and making the perfect buttonhole. Many years ago, during my design education, I came across methods of sewing on buttons from the book, believe it or not “Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing“. Ever…