hand knit socks

Some of My Favorite Sock-knitting Fingering Weight Yarn

When I first began knitting again last year I was getting serious about using fingering weight yarn, sometimes also called “sock yarn”. I really didn’t know why some fingering weight yarn got that label. Here’s the difference: Yarn labeled “sock” can also be used to knit other items, but to knit socks you want tougher […]

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shawl

Trying My Hand at Knitting a Shawl

“Sock yarn” is really pretty, but I’ve never knit a pair of socks. Many knitters use it to create beautiful shawls, so I am trying my hand at shawl knitting. Since I live in Florida, when will I ever wear a shawl? Possibly walking the beach in winter … or else I’ll take it with […]

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