Thursday, January 07, 2016

Craftsy 2016 Sock Knit-Along - Day 2

Ribbed Cuffs Complete
So it is now day 2 of the knit-along and I have completed the ribbed sections of the cuffs. I decided to work both socks at the same time because then I won't poop out after finishing one and only have a single sock. LOL

What I have learned in the class so far:
1. When knitting on multiple DPN's (double pointed needles)...
  • use a piece of embroidery floss to mark the first row, easier than trying to constantly move a marker on super tiny needles.
  • rotate the yarn around the needles (knit 2 at the end of every needle from the beginning of the next one) so you don't get those weird wider rows.
 2. When starting a cuff, add stitches (so for a k2 p2 rib, start with k2 p3) and knit this until about 1/2", then decrease the p3 to a p2, this should give you the number of stitches you need for the sock. It also gives you a little more play for getting the sock on and off over your heel.

3. Size 1 DPN's are dangerous!

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