Recently a girl from my high school (that parts just a strange coincidence – but maybe they’re good at making creative knitters, Gudrun went there too!) spent a week doing work experience in the shop. Sarah got her started knitting one of my stockings.On her last day I helped her finish the heel and although she was uncertain about the colourwork she took it home to finish. Uncertain, huh? I think she figured it out pretty well! We were delighted when she brought it back for us to hang it in the window. I love seeing creative takes on my patterns. What have you done, or thought of doing with the stocking pattern?
I’m playing catch up today, I’ll be back later with last week’s adventures in London.
An alternating cable cast on is a useful, stretchy cast on for ribbing that’s less fussy to work than a tubular cast on. It’s worked like a regular cable cast on, but instead of casting on each stitch knitwise stitches are alternately cast on knitwise and purlwise.
This tutorial includes both step by step photos and videos so you can use whichever suits you better.
This post was originally in our newsletter last week and since then several subscribers have reached out with incredible kindness to say that they'll miss the club but want to keep supporting us. We appreciate that so much, and, although we obviously need purchases to keep the business going there are lots of other ways that you can support us. I've added a few notes at the end on ways that you can support our business and my design work without spending money. All of them apply to other small yarn businesses, and many of them to small businesses of all kinds.