I learned to knit the worst way there is - from a book! And not even a good book, a really crappy one (Knitting for Dummies)! For some reason I stuck with it, and now I'm thoroughly ...
I learned to knit the worst way there is - from a book! And not even a good book, a really crappy one (Knitting for Dummies)! For some reason I stuck with it, and now I'm thoroughly addicted.
Ive been a licensed massage therapist, a yarn dyer for a small hand-dyed yarn company, and spent many years as an office slave. As previously noted, I compulsively knit, design and spin in my free time. If Im not doing any of the above, you can find me playing music in the band Shalloboi, in which I sing and play drums.
If socks are your thing, these simple smocked socks (say that five times fast) will be at the top of your queue. The Tightrope Socks are kinda like their namesake - while it's best to clear your mind and don't look down!, you still need to pay attention! Which is to say, when I found myself being lulled by the peacefulness of 2x2 ribbing, I'd occasionally wake up to find I'd forgotten a round of smocking and have to rip back. Beginner and experienced sock knitters alike will be walking the fine line between easy-peasy and pay-attention with this project!
36 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch