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November 02, 2006



There is something to be said for a good plain-knit sock. Aside for really showing the dyer's or spinner's efforts to the best advantage, it's the best kind of travel knitting in my opinion.


I love your color-coded pins!

I'm curious - after you knit a swatch do you then frog it all and use the yarn?

The "little tuft" stitch is intriguing! I love the way it draws in toward the tufts - almost like smocking.

Micaela Rauch

Thank you very much for your tutorials. I am an aspiring sock knitter. Haven't done one yet, but I sure study a lot about doing it!


You are such the wealth of information! Alot of handpaints like to be plain and I agree on that one, although I think it would show off well in simple lace as well - like scarf lace, not sock lace.

laurie in maine

Honored you blogged my question! Wish I could say I understand how to make a chart out of even the simplest written pattern, though! Is it in reverse (every other row)?

I started out with a plan to chart a (simple) pattern that had more going on with former WS rows for a stitch pattern up either side of a sock. In the end I chickened out and stuck with a simple knit all former WS rows - purling to keep rib on either side of the pattern is easy enough to catch onto.

Maybe you could demo just a couple of rows of what charting out a pattern (converting to in the round) would look like sometime?! :) Maybe I just need to practice reading charts more and I'll have an AH HA! moment.

Well, maybe not ;)

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