It’s all about socks

It’s been awhile since I last did a post here because … well, just because. Before I even did my very first post on this blog, I made the decision not to write about my personal life because it’s, ummmm, personal, and I wanted this blog to be just about knitting. So, if I haven’t knit anything worth talking about, it’s rather pointless to write a blog post.

Okay, so now I do have something related to knitting to write about. I mentioned some time before that I would be leading a workshop on Knitting Paradise about how to knit my pattern for lace socks using magic loop. The date has been set for February 25. The workshop actually opens on the 23rd, but the teaching aspect doesn’t start until the 25th. Go here and look for this: D-UPCOMING CONFIRMED of Jan.1/13. Once you get there, you’ll see this: (K)Fancy lace knitted socks. original pattern by Patchworkcat (Jill) Feb.25 workshop opens on Feb. 23.

The pattern I’ll be teaching is really just a basic top-down heel flap sock worked using the magic loop technique. What makes this particular pattern special is that, because I wrote it for the new sock knitter, every step is written out in full detail accompanied by photos, a chart for the lace is included, plus there are several spreadsheet type charts to help read the charts. I know that sounds weird, but if you attend the workshop, download the pattern, and follow along, you’ll understand what I’m trying to say here. During the workshop, I’ll be available to answer questions and help knitters over any rough patches as they might occur. I’m really looking forward to it.

Three Leaf Clover Rib Socks

Three Leaf Clover Rib Socks

If you follow this link, it will take you to the place within Knitting Paradise where you can find other workshops that will help you knit all kinds of things like, socks using double pointed needles, lace, how to read charts, how to knit with color, toe up socks using magic loop, help knitting Elizabeth Zimmerman’s baby and adult surprise jackets, and lots more. The workshops that are closed still have all the information available, and if you have a question you can send a private message (PM) to the instructor.

As a side note, I did say the lace socks were knit using a basic pattern. Here’s the proof:

Ribbed Socks

I used the same pattern (with a few minor adjustments) to knit this ribbed sock. Yes, I know that sounds like it’s only one sock. I’ll cast on for its mate as soon as I post this. Promise.

So, what are you knitting today?

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