Tips & Techniques

This is a collection of links to useful tips and techniques that I have come across in the last couple of years. Some are patterns, some are YouTube videos, and some are blog posts. I have tried to organise them into some kind of order. This page is a work in progress. All links will open in a new window.

Basic Socks
Heel Techniques
Miscellaneous Sock Tips
Cast On
Knitting Tips

Basic Socks

Cuff Down

Toe Up

Heel Techniques

Miscellaneous Sock Tips

  • Toe Increases – Louise Tilbrook A look at different ways of working toe increases
  • Alternate way to make the TSP The TSP stitch is used in the FLK heel. This post explains a different way of working them than given in the pattern, and it has become my preferred way of working them; I find it easier to remember. This a Ravelry post, so you will need to be a member of Ravelry to view it, although you don’t need to be a member of the group.
  • Using the FLK heel to construct a toe. This nearly made my head explode when I first read it, but it does work. I’ve only ever done it with a FLK heel construction, but I don’t see why any short row heel method wouldn’t work, eg, German Short Rows, wrap & turn.  It isn’t necessary to work a knit round first; you can just cast on your total number of stitches and start working the FLK heel. I found it a bit tricky to make the first twin stitches into the cast on stitch, so I usually work a plain knit round, then start to work the toe. This a Ravelry post, so you will need to be a member of Ravelry to view it, although you don’t need to be a member of the group.

Cast On

Knitting Tips

  • Eastern Purl – eradicating sloppy knit stitches in ribbing and cables