Saturday, January 2, 2016

Useful Goodies for your Shiny Happy Socks

So many fun techniques! Here are the cheats:


Judy's Magic Cast-On

Truth be told, I hardly ever use video tutorials. When it comes to Judy’s Magic Cast-On, however, I was about to give up on toe-up socks for good after several attempts to use a written tutorial, when I was miraculously rescued by Cat Bordhi and her video tutorial. (I’ve included the link to Judy Becker’s article in Knitty.com in case you are smarter than I.)


TAAT Socks

I love knitting socks two at a time (TAAT). I love seeing both socks grow, I love being done when I am done. And I love feeling clever. Here is a tutorial that walks you through how to do it!


Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off

I find Jeny’s written tutorial of her inspired technique to be easy to follow. If you prefer video tutorials, I’ve included Cat Bordhi’s on the assumption that it is as helpful as her cast-on video was to me.







Erase the Jog in your Bind-Off in the Round

Don't you hate it? That unseemly step between the first and last stitch you bound off? There are many versions of this quick fix. Here is a tutorial that includes a video and written instructions:



Anything I left out? Other neat-o tricks to share? Leave me a comment!

Happy Knitting!

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