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The Wool Goes 'Round. Twenty eleven.

The Wool Goes 'Round

Sounds so si-fi doesn’t it. To all the younger folks this is just how it is. But to the older generation, of whom I am one, this is soooo si-fi sounding. Let’s go back in time, maybe 30, 35 years. Imagine... having to find a telephone booth to make a call. Alright, alright I know you heard this before, but I remember the first copy machine. Now let’s jump “back” to Twenty-eleven. Just some thoughts about where I’ve been. Your guide to toe-up knit socks patterns online. For my lovely friend Kate – who recently knit me a pair of delicious ankle socks and who is sock addicted – here is a selection of toe-up sock patterns to test out.

your guide to toe-up knit socks patterns online

Short Row Toe Up Socks by Angela Perry [see image above] Toe up sock on two circular needles by Kristin Bellehumeur – good photo tutorial Lifestyle Toe Up Socks – No Swatch Needed by Charisa Martin Cairn – A no-swatch sock making guide with a great formula for toe-up socks Regular Guy Toe Up Socks by Chuck Wright from ravelry Toe-Up Socks With a Difference by Wendy D. Johnson (download from rav) Toe Up Ginkgo Socks by Cotton & Cloud [image above] Universal Toe-Up Sock Formula by Amy Swenson Manly Socks by Hannah Six Hungry Bees by Emma Haigh Sock-u-lator V Sock Pattern Generator by Lucia Liljegren Triton Socks by Laura Sparling Tagged as: knitting patterns , knitting toe-up socks , toe-up knitted sock patterns.

International Yarns and Latch Hook Kits. Learn to Knit Toe-Up Socks. In this pattern you will see links to four instructional videos that will explain each section in detail, and help get you through the tricky parts.

Learn to Knit Toe-Up Socks

This pattern is for a worsted-weight anklet sock. We’re using heavier yarn and bigger needles than most knitted socks, so that you can quickly learn and work through the elements of toe-up sock knitting. The techniques you learn here will set you up for working with all kinds of other sock patterns. For this pattern you’ll need less than 200 yards of worsted-weight yarn, size US 5 double-pointed needles, and a size G or H crochet hook (for the provisional cast-on). Videos + pattern are $8.00 via PayPal. Knitting Daily. JG: You're Putting Me On Socks. By Judy Gibson, April 1, 1996 Revised May 29, 1999 [This is the original worsted-weight women's size version of this pattern.

JG: You're Putting Me On Socks

See the new Generic Version to make these socks in other yarns and/or sizes.] These are socks knitted from the toe up, with a standard turned heel (worked backwards). The pattern began as an April Fool's Day joke for the knitlist -- the joke being that when finished, they look exactly like the very plainest of socks. The name comes from this joke, plus the fact that you can try them on as you go to check the fit of the foot. The pattern has a couple of other advantages. Materials Worsted weight yarn, about 200 yards Set of 5 double-pointed needles, size 5 or 6 (US). Note: I use a lifted increase for the toe and gusset increases, because I like the control over which way the new stitches slant away from the old ones. Figure-Eight Cast-on (phony grafted toe) Based on the method used in Anna Zilboorg's Fancy Feet.

Toe Increases Foot Gusset Increases Heel Extension. Generic Toe-up Sock Pattern. Size: women's medium (large) Note: You can adjust this pattern for any size, any gauge.

Generic Toe-up Sock Pattern

Measure around the ball of your foot. Multiply the number of inches you get by the number of stitches you get per inch when you do a gauge swatch. Then subtract 10% from that total. Fudge your number so it’s divisible by 4. Gauge: 8st/inch -- I use US size 0 (2mm) needles with sock yarn. Start Your Toe Using a provisional cast-on, cast on 30 (32) stitches (half the total circumference of the sock). Using waste yarn, crochet a chain that is several chain stitches longer than the number of knit stitches you need. Row 1: Knit 29 (31) stitches. Row 2: Slip the first, unworked, stitch from the left needle to the right needle. Row 3: Slip the first stitch and knit across to the last stitch before the unworked stitch. Row 4: Slip the first stitch and purl across to the stitch before the unworked stitch. Now you'll work the second half of the toe: Wrap the next stitch (so that it now has two wraps) and turn. The Joy of Toe-Up Socks.

Note from Sandi: There's more than one way to work a sock, as many long-time sock knitters will tell you.

The Joy of Toe-Up Socks

Most of us learn to make them by starting at the cuff--but if you find that this method isn't making you happy, then perhaps you could try knitting socks from the toe up. Here to explain this versatile and easy technique is an excerpt from Interweave Knits Summer 2007 by Ann Budd, author of Interweave's Getting Started Knitting Socks. Ann's a huge fan of handknit socks herself. (Ann's bio states that she has not worn a store-bought sock in years, and has never met a handknit sock she didn't like!) Here's Ann! Working Socks From The Toe Up In general, I like to knit socks from the top down, beginning with a cast-on at the top of the leg and ending with the Kitchener stitch at the tip of the toe. Another advantage of toe-up sock knitting is that the heel is shaped in short-rows without a heel flap or gussets. -- Ann Budd Want to try a toe-up sock?

Classroom Observation Tips. Typically a student teacher spends the first few days observing his/her cooperating teacher before gradually assuming classroom responsibilities. Even as the student teacher assumes increasing responsibility for instruction, there are many occasions to study the mentor teacher. These are perfect opportunities to observe and analyze the strategies used by the cooperating teacher. The student teacher must remember that he or she is a guest in the cooperating teacher’s classroom. As such, the purpose of the observations is not to critically evaluate the host teacher, but to identify effective strategies and techniques employed by that teacher.

The student teacher may also use the observation to identify potential problems and possible solutions before he/she actually teaches a specific class. Observing is the process of studying classroom activities to determine teaching strategies and student responsiveness. Below are a few methods of structuring an observation: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Free - Designs by Emily. Knitting Daily. Big knitting needles help finish projects quickly. Among the many pairs of knitting needles I've collected in anticipation of learning how to knit everything under the sun, I bought a pair of size 50, plastic needles.

Big knitting needles help finish projects quickly

They're fourteen inches long. Those are some big needles! Have you ever knitted with big knitting needles? Some knitters really love them because projects go much quicker. Think about it - when every stitch gets you an inch of finished project, it's bound to get done faster than knitting that's ten stitches to an inch. But what do you knit with large knitting needles? Some knitters have gotten caught up with big knitting, and even extreme knitting. Here's a very easy blanket to make, using size 50 needles and four skeins of yarn. -- Cast on 40 stitches (any method) -- Rows 1-4: stockinette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row, repeat) -- (RS)Rows 5&6: purl -- (RS) Row 7: knit -- (WS)Row 8: purl (Note: On Row 5 when you purled on the RS it made a natural crease) -- (RS) Row 9: Fold in half and knit the cast on stitches. -- Row 10: purl.

Gone Loopy Boa. I think this is going to be one of my favorite knit stitches yet...the loop stitch is so much fun!

Gone Loopy Boa

If you don't know how to do it, I have done a little video tut to help you out (with the help of my eldest daughter) The pattern is very simple... I'm using Lion brand Velvet Spun yarn in white, but I think this will work great with any plush yarn. I'm working it up on size 15 needles. CO 3 stitches using the long tail cast on. work 3 loop stitches as indicated in the video (knit first stitch, leave loop on left needle, pull working yarn through between worked stitch and remaining loop, catch over your thumb to make a large loop and bring back through the same space, knit loop on left needle, pass 1st knit stitch over, loop stitch created) Continue knitting for length...I used 2 skeins of 54yds each for a nice long boa.

Beauty In Ashes. Spring is here and summer is fast approaching so I thought I'd work on something a little lighter than the thickest, warmest stuff I could possibly find (which is everything I've worked on this past 6 months or so.

Beauty In Ashes

Let's face it, the East coast is FREEZING!) I had one ball of Patons Lace yarn in my stash so I decided to try and come up with something to make out of it. The color is called "patina" and fades from charcoal to white and back to charcoal. With such variation in color I wanted the stitches to be very simple so the color and stitch work wouldn't be fighting to get your attention.

After searching about on ravelry.com and finding nothing particularly suited to my purposes I came up with this, the simplest lace pattern ever! Here's the pattern I wrote if you'd like to give it a try! Beauty In Ashes Shawl Needle: size 11Yarn: Patons Lace (patina), 1 skeinGauge: not imperative to pattern Abbreviations:CO- cast onk- knit k2tog - knit two stitches togetherp- purlBO- bind off.

Flamboyant scarf. We´re still enjoying the yarn from Spinn-spinn.

Flamboyant scarf

This cool, bulky yarn is called Teater, and just looks like a super happy yarn. We´ve mixed it up with a multicoloured mohair yarn, and made an airy scarf with pointy ends and and pom-poms. If you want a similar scarf, we recommend that you buy the handspun yarn first, and then take it to your local yarn shop to find a yarn that works with it.Gauge4"=10 stitches What we used1 ball Teater1 ball Mohair LuxNeedles US 15 How we did itCast on 3 stitches using the Mohair Lux.Knit stripes using the bulky yarn where you feel like it. The scarf is made using nothing but knit stitches.Knit 1 row.On the next row and on every other row you´ll increase one stitch in the first and the last stitch on the row 14 times in total, making a v-shape.Knit back and forth untile the scarf is 51".Cast off one stitch in the beginning and the end of every second row 14 times in total.Cast off the rest of the stitches loosely. Free Dolls and Doll Clothes Knitting Pattern Link Directory.

Free Knitting Patterns For American Girl Dolls. Anne Campbell's Needlework. American Girl Cardigan or Pullover Sweater Knitting Pattern. Breezy baby blanket. A light cotton baby blanket is perfect for a summer baby. This one is knitted in a light version of the sea foam pattern, wich makes it airy, stretchy and perfect for wrapping your baby. The blanket is knitted in Pickles Organic Cotton DK, wich is perfect for this tecnique, as it is spun from one thick and one very tin ply. Where other yarns would split in the loosely knitted parts, this yarn holds itself together and make the waves look fantastic! NeedlesUS 8 20" or longer circular needle Yarn300 g Pickles Organic Cotton DK. Gauge4" = 14 stitches PatternCast on 96 stitches. Row 1: KnitRow 2: KnitRow 3: K6 *1 YO, K1, 2 YO´s, K1, 3 YO´s, K1, 2 YO´s, K1, 1 YO, k6* Row 4: Knit, dropping the YO´s off the needle.Switch colour if you like stripesRow 5: KnitRow 6: KnitRow 7: K1 *1 YO, K1, 2 YO´s, K1, 3 YO´s, K1, 2 YO´s, K1, 1 YO, K6* end last repeat K1 instead of 6.Row 8: Knit, dropping the YO´s off the needle.Switch colour.

Snowball Scarf. Snowball Scarf © Kathleen Brundige 2007 Note: The Snowman hat comes from Materials: any worsted weight yarnNeedles used were size 8, but any size is acceptableSize and Gauge: Varies per person CO 10 (I used long tail cast on) ROW 1 and all odd rows- Knit acrossROW 2- KFB, K8, KFB (12)ROW 4- KFB, K10, KFB (14)ROW 6- KFB, K12, KFB (16)ROW 8- KFB, K14, KFB (18)ROW 10- KFB, K16, KFB (20)ROW 12, 14, 16, 18, 20- Knit acrossROW 22- K2TOG, K16, K2TOG (18)ROW 24- K2TOG, K14, K2TOG (16)ROW 26- K2TOG, K12, K2TOG (14)ROW 28- K2TOG, K10, K2TOG (12)ROW 30- K2TOG, K8, K2TOG (10) Repeat rows 1-30 until scarf is desired length For a fun variation try making a rainbow of colors changing colors every time you repeat the pattern, you could sew on eyes for a caterpillar or worm design. Free Designer Dishtowel Knitting Pattern" Making dishcloths is a great way for a knitting novice to practice new stitch patterns.These projects are quick, fun to make, and useful. Try the three patterns shown here, and beware: They're habit-forming!

Techniques Binding off -- BO Casting on -- CO Garter stitch Knit stitch -- k Purl stitch -- p Weaving in yarn tails Size 9x11 inches (23x28cm) Gauge Blue dishcloth: 19 stitches/32 rows=4" (10cm) in pattern Yellow dishcloth: 18 stitches/28 rows=4" (10cm) in pattern Multicolor dishcloth: 19 stitches/33 rows=4" (10cm) in pattern Note: Exact gauge isn't necessary; the finished dishcloths will either be slightly smaller or larger if your gauge is a bit off. What You'll Need Yarn: Worsted weight cotton yarn, about 75 yards (69m) for each dishcloth We used: Lily Sugar'n Cream (100% cotton): #26 Light Blue, 1 ball; #86 Lemon Chiffon, 1 ball; Lily Sugar'n Cream Crafter's Cotton (100% cotton): #201 Cool Breeze, 1 ball Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm) Notion: Tapestry needle Making the Blue Dishcloth Row 2: Knit.

Free Hat Patterns. * Height given is measured BEFORE the brim is already folded up - from the base of the un-folded up brim to the center top of hat. They can be made taller if you want a larger brim to fold up - I like the brim fold up over the ears for added warmth. On newborn hats I plan to fold up about 1" to turn up for the brim, on adult hats I usually figure 2" to 3" so ears are covered. Newborn Head Circumference 13" - 14 " hat circ = 11.5" - 13" Hat height = 5.5 to 6" Toddler - preschooler (12 months - 3 years) Head Circumference: 18" to 20 " Hat height = 8" Hat and Mitts by Beth and Bev! Bev's Bear Beanie! Bev's Basic knit hat in all sizes! Bev's Basic Hodge-Podge Beanie (C) Bev's Beginner Newborn hat (K) great for teaching beginners to knit Bev's Family Crocheted Hat and knit kid lid (C) Bev's Freestyle Knit Hat with topnotch (K) Bev's Groovy Granny Hat (C) Bev's Hat and Mitten Combo for preschoolers- (C) Bev's Granny Square hat - (C) Bev's Hodge Podge Hat- (C) Bev's Knitted Beanie Topper (K) Hood Hat (C)

Winter Patterns. Not Your Ordinary Knitted Dishcloth. Major Knitter: How To Knit Tutorials.