Monday, October 28, 2013

Yarn Review: Shepherd's Wool from Stonehedge Fiber Mill

As a long-time member of The Knitting Lodge knows her yarns!   Here's what she has to say about Shepherd's Wool from Stonehedge Fiber Mill in northern Michigan, USA.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

US Knit Night Hangout, Every Tuesday, 8 PM CST

Knit With Me: Basic Ribbed Socks for Men

What's this....A New Kind of Knit-A-Long?  We'll be making a basic ribbed pair of socks sized for a man, just in time for the holidays!  Who will be your lucky recipient with the warm toes?   We'll be working through the details step-by-step for both the Top-Down and Toe-Up versions of the pattern.  That's right, you choose which pattern, and knit with me on your own time frame!  This post will be updated a video tutorial for each step, and will remain available here on The Knitting Lodge Resource Center, so you can work through them at your own pace..   Here's the two patterns to choose from, and the first tutorial.   I'd love to hear your feedback as we go along.  Reach out to me anytime with questions or anything you see that I missed.  Thank-you +Joy Menay for the inspiration!  - Christina

Print or save the patterns here:

Basic Top-Down Ribbed Socks for Men Pattern

Basic Toe-Up Ribbed Socks for Men Pattern

Step 1:  Prepare your Yarn and Materials (Both Versions)

Step 2:   Cast on for Top Down Socks using Long-tail Cast on

Step 3:  Heel Flap for Top Down Socks

Step 4:  Heel Turn for Top Down Socks

Step 5:  Pick up the Gusset for Top Down Socks

Step 6:  Gusset Decreases for Top Down Socks

Step 7:  Toe Shaping for Top Down Socks

Step 8:  Kitchener Stitch:  Video pending

Step 2:  Cast on for Toe Up Socks using Judy's Magic Cast on

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Basic Top Down Socks for Kids Pattern

This is a quick little introduction to a very simple sock pattern for those new to sock knitting or those just looking for a simple pattern to knit for children.  


You can print or save the pattern here:

Basic Top-Down Socks for Kids Pattern

Enjoy!  As always, I welcome your feedback! - Christina