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How to knit socks – decreases for toes (part 5)

How to knit socks – decreases for toes (part 5)

Today you’re gonna finish your socks, but first – let’s recap. You calculated your stitch count for perfectly fitted socks (part 1). You made your cuff and leg (part 2) and learned how to make a heel (part 3). At this point you should have your foot...
Pattern from history – X.O.X. from 1958

Pattern from history – X.O.X. from 1958

I was so happy when I found this pattern today. I have three favorite knitting techniques – cables, lace with nupps and lace with double yarn overs. And this pattern uses two of those – nupps and double yarn overs.     I love how the...
How to knit socks – foot (part 4)

How to knit socks – foot (part 4)

Now, after making the heel of your sock, you deserve a break. No – not that break where you don’t knit anything. You’re going to knit according to your pattern until you have 2 inches or 4,5 cm less then desired length of your foot. For example, if...
Pattern from history – knotty slips from 1951

Pattern from history – knotty slips from 1951

  This post is little tribute to Ukraine with co-operation of my Grandmother. Best knitter on earth. For me at least 🙂       It’s December of 1951. Soviet Union. Christmas is prohibited. Continuous deportation of Estonian people from 1949...