You Can’t Knit Without Needles!

Just as a painter uses brushes to achieve strokes and textures, a knitter uses needles. As you gain more experience, your needle collection will expand. My collection is huge, from trying different needle types and materials, in search of the best needle for the job. They come as straight, circular and double pointed needles, and…

Double Pointed Needles (dpns)

As the name suggests, double pointed needles have points at both ends, they come in sets of four or five, and are made in the same materials as for straight and circular needles. Double pointed needles range in length from 10cm(4in) to 20cm(8in), and longer. Double pointed needles are used when the circumference of 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…