Toe- up socks are pretty fun. You can try them on as you go, the heel has no picked up stitches and you finish at the cuff and cast off instead of grafting the toe. It’s pretty fun and we have a class on Two-at-a-Time Toe-up Socks as well as Toe Up socks coming up in May and June if you want to learn this neat way of knitting socks. Here are a few fun toe up sock patterns to inspire you! You can click on the links to find the patterns on Ravelry. 1. Spice Man by Yarnissima 2. Scylla by Fiona Bennett 3. Delicious Knee Socks by Laura Chau 4. Spina Di Pesce by Yarnissima 5. Marigold Socks by Pamela Wynne 6. Climb by Jane Richmond 7. Partying It UP and Getting DOWN socks by Megan Williams 8. Flying North by Maria Montzka
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There are so many choices for sock yarn that it is both fantastic and overwhelming. We have a whole wall of choices here at the store. The most important thing in picking a sock yarn is to pick one you love. Because if you love how it looks and feels you will enjoy knitting with it. When looking at a sock yarn one of the things most people look for is a bit of nylon. Why nylon? Nylon is added to wool and wool blend sock yarns to add some strength and reinforcement for more durable socks. They blend together great and it adds even more elasticity to your sock yarn, which is important when you are trying to get it over your heel. The other thing is wool. Wool has great memory and when treated can go through… Read more »
We’ve got another free pattern for you from the My Store, My Mountain Contest. This one is the Windowpane Mittens. Using two skeins of My Mountain Boston in a solid colour with one of the FUN new Boston Spot colours the pattern in the mitten is created using only one colour per row, so no fancy colour work, with some slipped stitches to pull colours up. These mittens make a great gift too, knitting up quickly in spectacular colours! Just look at the fun spot colours! And don’t forget to go to the My Mountain Page and vote for us. Window Pane Mittens Materials: 2 balls of a solid colour of Boston (colour A) 1 balls of Boston Spot Color (colour B) 1 set each of US 8/5mm and 10/6mm DPNs 1 yarn needle to weave in ends Scrap yarn… Read more »
We have a new free pattern for you! When the Berroco Mojo came in we had to make something with it, it’s so fun! So Odessa made this simple cowl with faux cables and wide ribbing. It’s an easy knit that shows off this super fun yarn beautifully! Mojo Jojo is squishy and fun and most importantly quick! On US 15 needles this cowl will be done in a jif so it’s a great gift knit too! You can download Mojo Jojo here! You can also find it on Ravelry here!