• How to translate any pattern to using 9" circular needles How to use 9″ circular needles for any pattern!

    You know I love my 9″ circular needles. I think they’re the easiest way to knit socks and sleeves. But, because they’re fairly new, there aren’t a lot of patterns written specifically for the 9 inch needle. I’m often asked how to translate your favorite sock pattern into one that can be used on a […]

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  • basic sock pattern crazy colors How to Prioritize like a Pro: Schedule your Hardest Tasks

    I know this has happened to you: you have sincere plans to do insert important thing here. And then, you have a little spare block of time. But it’s not the right time to do that important thing. So time slips by and that thing never gets done. How do I know? It used to […]

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  • Learn How to Knit a Sock

    I love knitting socks. And I get a lot of questions about which resources I’d recommend for learning. So, in today’s blog post, I’m going to give you a list of my favorite sources! Your First Pair of Socks Do you feel comfortable increasing and decreasing? Have you used double point needles? Great! Then you’re […]

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  • Rainbow striped socks knit by FreshStitches Self-Striping Sock Yarn

    If you watched my most recent Coffee with Stacey, you’ll know that I absolutely love knitting socks from self-striping yarn. My go-to sock yarn, Knit Picks Felici (shown above), has been discontinued. Self-striping yarn is hard to find… it’s difficult to dye and some beautiful ones (like Freia Handpaints) are stunning but not suitable for […]

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  • Stacey in Abalone sweater Coffee with Stacey: knitted socks

    Hi there! I’m excited that fall is here and I’ve gotten a moment of spare time to record a new chat with you! I got carried away with talking, and so my camera cut me off in the middle… so it’s recorded in two parts. I hope you don’t mind! Links you may enjoy: Here […]

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  • Video: How to knit socks on 9″ circulars

    If you read this blog, you may know that the 9″ circular is my favorite way to knit socks. They’re compact and great for traveling. But, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how it actually works when knitting, particularly with the heel flap. So I made you a video!

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  • knitting sleeves two at a time Do you knit two at a time?

    Have you ever knit two at a time? I originally learned to knit two socks at a time using Antje Gillingham’s book Knitting Circles around Socks: Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles… but now I use the technique for all kinds of things! What does it mean to knit two at a time? […]

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  • Do you have an emergency project?

    I’m sure you’ve been in this situation before. It was Saturday, and we were headed out to a football game (perfect knitting time!). BUT, my Charleston Tee required complicated shaping and just wasn’t a good football-watching project. Ack! What do you do? The need for an emergency project Fortunately, I always have an emergency project. […]

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  • knitted socks toes neon colors The Crazy Socks have Landed!

    I may not have had a lot of work in progress to show you on Wednesday… but that’s because I’ve been finishing things! Wild Hare Socks Remember when I bought a skein of fabulous (and crazy) yarn from Wild Hare Fibers? And then started knitting some socks? I’m delighted to announce that I’ve finished the […]

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  • house of manatee 4kcbwday1 Knitting and Crochet Blog week: what’s your knitting style?

    I’m so excited to be taking part in Eskimimi’s 4th Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week! If you’re interested to see what I had to say in previous years, check out my posts for 2012 and 2011. This year’s theme Eskimimi always comes up with clever topics, and this year’s theme revolves around chatting about […]

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