Impeccable Knits: Shifting Stitches

classic cables with a modern twist

Greatest Little Invention

Sock Ruler prizeIsn’t this Sock Ruler clever?!

And we have one to give away as a prize in our current Sock Hop KAL. We’ve been knitting away but there’s still time to join in so come on over! So many beautiful sock in progress!!

KAL ends Feb 29th.

closed ring cables secret

Base of closed ring cable
Make 5 from 1

I thought I’d share my little magic start to closed ring cables – like those in my Geese in the Bog Socks; it’s my “Make 1 from 5” also called an “inc1to5“.

This increase creates a beautifully smooth, rounded beginning to the bottom centre of the cable (see close-up photo at left).

The linked tutorial above works the centre stitch as a ‘kfbf’ but in this case I worked it as a ‘k1, p1, k1 in next stitch’. It can take a little practice to get the tensioning just so, but well worth it for the final result, don’t you think?

Geese in the Bog v1.0 cover pg

Blocking Knits

Blocking is a must for most knits, especially lace shawls. Here’s a Before and On the Blocking Board of Foehn:

There is a great Knitty article with lots of info.

it’s a sock hop kal!!

juke box

Put on your bobby socks and find that poodle skirt! Our newest most musical KAL has begun!

Come on over to the Sock Hop KAL – knit a pair of Impeccable Knits socks and join the fun!

Prizes, too? Of course!!

Geese in the Bog

Brand new sock pattern today!

Save big on the Geese in the Bog sock pattern when you come and join us in the Sock Hop KAL in our Ravelry group – Impeccable Knitters Gathering Place. Geese in the Bog v1.0 cover pg

Ring in the New!

new year

To close out the year, here is one of my favourite stretchy cast ons – the Estonian Cast On. It wonderful for hats, mittens and top-down socks and it looks great!

Estonian Cast On

Wishing you all the best for 2016!

in the queue ~ more cables!

Here’s a bit of a sneak peek at what’s on the needles at the moment.

These are my Geese in the Bog Socks (named for this lively tune played here by the Tannahill Weavers). These socks are currently being test knit and will be available early in the new year.

Check out the  Test Knitting thread in the Impeccable Knits Ravelry group to see the wonderfully hilarious names the testers have come up with for their projects! Everyone’s welcome to stop by to see how things are progressing, see more pictures and you can ask to be notified when the pattern is ready to go.

GITB socks back leg crop

Ongoing KAL for Celtic Quilts

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Don’t forget that we have an ongoing KAL (knit-along) thread for both A Celtic Quilt 1 & A Celtic Quilt 2 in our Ravelry group. Join any time – knit at your own pace – share your progress and enjoy the love!

p/hop is 7!

p/hop is celebrating their 7th anniversary!

p/hop (pennies per hour of pleasure) raises money for Doctors Without Borders while sharing a love of knitting and crochet – download free patterns and donate based on the amount of pleasure the pattern gave you; what’s not to love!?!. And they are having give-aways all week to celebrate their milestone. 

Here’s a link to today’s giveaway.

25000 tuques

Mooncoin Hat
Mooncoin Hat

Knitters are the best!

Check out the 25000 Tuques Project.

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