December 29, 2016

Episode 137 | A Very Handspun Christmas

Lots of knitting, tons of spinning! I finished my Christmas socks and started another pair, make a little progress on the Brio Garter Hat, share a new project - a rainbow striped cardi.  My handspun I share this week consists of 3 finished spins spun 3 different ways - singles, chain plying, and traditional 3-ply.

At the end of the video I walk you through doing the calculations I do to get my sock length just right.  I hope you find it helpful!

See you with lots more knitting and spinning in 2017!




Vanilla Is The New Black - Anneh Fletcher
Silverfox - Lisa Chemery
Entrechat - Lisa Chemery
Indie Design Gift-A-Long 2016

Flock Fibre Studio Take a Hike Sock - Naughty or Nice, Gingerbread

Knitter's Pride Nova Platina 0US/2mm 32" circular needles

Brio Garter Hat by Stephen West

Brioche Memories Blanket by Valerie Ng

Zealana Cozi - Sock Yarn, Colour 3 - Custard

Wonder Years Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith

Little Coffee Bean by Elizabeth Smith

Loops & Threads Impeccable Big - black
Loops & Threads Impeccable - Grape Punch, Royal, Red Hot, Orange Crush, Kelly Green, Sunny Day

Brookdale Shawl by Chrissy Graham

Knitter's Pride Pom Pom Makers 1 3/8" and 1 5/8"

Clover Jumbo Pom Pom Maker (4 1/2")

Knitter's Pride Knit Blockers

Nest Club - December 2016

Nest Ravelry Group

Sweet Legs Leggings - Yarnival

Hansen Mini Spinner

Lendrum Double Treadle Spinning Wheel

Lendrum Jumbo Flyer/Head

Kinfolk Yarn + Fibre - Superwash BFL - Wanderlust

Video Tutorial - Making your socks the right length with gauge on the fly.

Calculate the row gauge over 1 inch on the bottom of your sock

Total Sock Stitches (64) - Final Number of Stitches (24) = Total Stitches Decreased (40)

Stitches Decreases per 2 Rounds (4) stitches

Total Stitches Decreased (40) / Stitches Decreased per 2 Rounds (4) = Total Decrease Rounds (10)
Total Rounds Worked = 20 (10 active decrease rounds, 10 plain rounds)

Rounds Worked (20) / Row Gauge per inch (11) = Actual Toe Length (1.82 inches)

Your toe will take 1.82 inches to work.

Total Foot Length (9.5") - 10% = Desired Sock Length

Desired Sock Length (8.55") - Actual Toe Length (1.82") = Length from back of heel to start of toe decreases (6.75 inches)