Sunday, November 26, 2006

Episode 23: All Grown Up

In this episode I talk about website and download issues, a new website, and a book: Knitting Vintage Socks. Also, if you check out the knitpicks website, you can see what one of the socks looks like in a Knitpicks yarn. As always, I encourage you to go to your local yarn shop and check out their book selection before you buy online.

Here are the corrections for that book.

I forgot to mention three fabulous new podcasts I found recently: Sticks and String, Unwound and Beneath the Fiber Moon. Please look them up and I will actually talk about them in the next show.

I sat down and did a shortrow toe demo for you!



Work to where you want to put your next turn.


Move yarn to other side of needle.


Slip unwrapped stitch to rh needle.


Turn work.


Move yarn to other side of work (working side for the row you will work).


Slip that wrapped stitch (see the wrap? It looks like a purl bump).


Observe pretty wrap, get ready to work to next turn.


When you are finished making short rows, work to first wrapped stitch (as you are working, in other words, the most recently-wrapped stitch).


Knit (or purl) the wrap and the stitch it wrapped.


Toe of sock after short-rows are completed.


Pick up stitches from cast on to make toe of sock.

For heel, the principle is the same, make your short rows and then continue merrily along with your sock.

Download Episode 23

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lara,
I had trouble with the link and couldn't download but I think itunes honoured my subscription, so at least I can listen to your show. Thank heavens!!
I'm also warming up to socks to complement the larger projects.

Katrina said...

I've had Barbara's book for a while now....if only I had more time to make all those wonderful socks!!!

Susan said...

Thanks for your review of Knitting from the Top. I have had that book in my wishlist for a long time and was holding off because of the ugly cover.

It's now on its way to me via Amazon. I have never seen a copy locally or at my library so I was flying blind on that one.

Susan said...

Thank you for your review of Barbara Walker's Knitting from the Top. It has been on my wishlist for a long time.

I was holding off on that book because of the ugly cover. None of my local shops carries it and neither do the bookstores. So now it's on its way to me via Amazon.