Vintage Sock Knitting Machine

This week we’ve got an informational video that explains how vintage sock knitter machines work. It’s a detailed look into how knitting was automated in the past. If only hand knitting socks was that quick!

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Knitting what works for you

socks-1906060_640Since next week we’ll be working on fixing and frogging projects that went awry, it seems like a great time to think a bit about what makes a piece wearable and useful.

This article on Gansey sweaters (also known as Guernsey or fisherman’s sweaters) is a fun and informative look at the history of these beautiful sweaters and what makes them so functional.

Here’s some tips on converting a pattern into the round, and this page is helpful if you love a pattern that doesn’t come in your size.

Knitting is all about doing what works for you, and we hope we can help inspire you to make beautiful projects that serve whatever purpose you need!