Category Archives: Knit

My first time knitting socks

Knitted socks

I’ve been watching images of amazing knitted socks passing by in my Pinterest feed and decided I had to give them a go.

Pattern first
I knew that I needed a pattern. After some googling I found myself a briefly described and photographed basic knit sock pattern (this link goes directly in to a PDF in Finnish) from yarn manufacturer, Novita.

A long time ago I was given a bunch of double-pointed needles which I dug up but I realised they were all sets of four. I’d looked at enough photos to know that I needed a set of five so off I went to the craft shop and picked up a set of 5 bamboo 3.25mm needles. Continue reading

Faster scarf completed

A knitted scarf draped over a chairFollowing on from How to knit a scarf faster, the project was completed in time, although there was a late dash on Friday night to get all the ends weaved in, and boy there were a lot of ends!

Not only were there four yarn ends at the points where I switched to fresh balls of wool, but I found a join halfway through most of the balls (argh!) which I didn’t want to leave as a random knot in the middle of the scarf – I had to cut the knot out leaving extra joins at the edges of the scarf. Continue reading

How to knit a scarf faster

A ball of black Lincraft cosy wool yarnA couple of days ago I decided to knit a scarf for someone who’s moving overseas to colder climes. While I’ve knitted half a dozen scarves for myself, I tend to use very simple patterns, and I’m not particularly picky about the style because the colours are my main concern.

My intention was to knit with black wool so I needed a pattern that would be visible while being suitable for a man. I searched online for some scarf patterns for boys and men and I decided that the seeded rib easy reversible scarf would be fun to try while still being relatively simple (just knits and purls). It seemed like a perfect project to get through in the week before I see the person receiving the scarf. Continue reading