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How to knit cables without a cable needle: left leaning cables

To make a 2/2LC (4 stitch left leaning cable) you need to follow the next 4 steps: 1) Insert your right hand needle into the 3rd and 4th stitch on your left hand needle in the back of the stitches, from right to left 2) Then, take the 1st 2 stitches from your left hand …
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Spring in ‘t Veld sock pattern

Autumn is fast approaching. What better time is there to knit a pair of cheerful stranded socks to keep your feet warm and cosy during the upcoming months? Spring in ‘t Veld is a new sock design featuring pretty straightforward stranded patterns on both legs and foot and a mirrored mock cable for the length …
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How to take great pictures of your knitted socks (part 1)

Part 1: Taking Your Pictures Have you always wondering how to take great looking pictures of your knitwear? In the post below I’ve collected 7 tips that will definitely help you do just that. 1. Look for inspiration Decide on the look you want to go for. Usually it’s best to go for a clean …
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Summer is drawing to a close

Even though it is the middle of August, it’s starting to feel distinctly autumny here. Some trees are already dropping their leaves. Others are still desperately clinging to them. All this definitely means the knitting season is well on its way. A little bit of shopping was in order. I’m thinking stranded mittens. Or maybe …
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Down the Waterfall

I released my latest pattern Down the Waterfall over at Ravelry earlier this month. This top-down sock pattern was inspired by water crashing down a waterfall. It uses lace stitches to portray the water and trees. There are 3 sizes available: Small (58 stitches), Medium (66 stitches) and Large (74 stitches). The lace panel at the …
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Iceland

A couple of months ago, I went to Iceland for the first time. Oh beautiful Iceland. I am amazed by your nature. The glaciers …waterfalls… and the black beaches. And of course the knitting And OMG.There was yarn everywhere. I left Iceland feeling very inspired and with more than half a kilogram of yarn, I …
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Dabbling in designing

A couple of months ago, Sock Knitters Anonymous ran a DYO challenge over at Ravelry. Even though I was still in full-on Sock Madness mode, I decided to give it a try. I started out with something I’d enjoy knitting: a simple symmetric design with a straightforward pattern repeat, yet still interesting enough not to …
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