[For studio members] A detailed and extensively-illustrated tutorial on replacing worn-out heels and toes on hand-knit socks without gussets. Part 1 of a series.Read More
Author: Holli Yeoh
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Bespoke is a deliberately and thoughtfully gender- and size-inclusive design; the pattern includes instructions for making it with narrow or broad shoulders, and regular or tall length.
With an allover simple cabled pattern and diamond motif that runs down the centre back and sleeves, Bespoke is a buttoned cardigan featuring deep, integrated pockets; a choice of button placement on the right or left front; and a selection of techniques you’ll be happy to have in your knitter’s toolkit. Set-in sleeves and English-tailored shoulders provide a polished fit. The shawl collar is worked with short rows and changing needle sizes so the collar lays neatly around the back neck.Read More
Scottish darning involves rows or rounds of blanket stitch that build upon one another to create a stretchy fabric. When mending a circular shape, it’s worked from the outside in, efficiently closing a hole. Learn how to do it in this third and final installment of Holli Yeoh’s sock-mending series.Read More
Socks (store-bought or handmade) that have holes or frayed areas can be mended using the stocking darning technique. It’s a weaving technique in which you first create the warp (the vertical strands) and then weave over and under the warp threads to create the weft (the horizontal strands). This kind of mend is not at all stretchy, but it sure looks lovely. Enjoy this second tutorial in Holli Yeoh’s three-part series on how to mend socks!Read More
Swiss darning, also called duplicate stitch, is an embroidery-like technique where you trace the path of a row of knitting with a new strand of yarn, covering the existing stitches. In this first part of a three-part series on mending socks (handknit or commercially made), Holli Yeoh shows us how to do it.Read More