Worlds collide this month as we find one of our favorite designers, Wendy D. Johnson, bringing her massive sock skills to the Boost Your Knitting series of techniques and patterns.
It just gets better and better, I tell you.
This month Jen Arnall-Culliford takes us through the working of a gusset heel with toe-up socks. This technique creates a little more space across the instep. It’s good to try different methods of sock making, Jen reminds us, because your fit can vary from one method to another.
What I love about this video tutorial is that it gives us sock fiends a new method for working toe-up socks. I’m still pretty new to toe-up socks, so this all seems magical.
The allover texture makes these socks supremely squishy. And that heel! Magnifique!
It really is an elegant heel, don’t you think? Watch the video up top to see how it works. Excellent armchair knitting.
How to Get in on Boost Your Knitting
Jen and Jim Arnall-Culliford have developed a way of learning new knitting skills that combines great designers, useful techniques, and beautiful yarns.
Boost Your Knitting features a new project and a new technique each month. When you join Boost Your Knitting, digital patterns are delivered, month by month, to your Ravelry library. You can read all the details about signing up for the Boost Your Knitting book and yarn kits right here.
What’s really fun is that you can order up the yarns for the three winter patterns featured in Boost Your Knitting. Read all about that yarn party here.
We are thrilled to feature each month’s project and video tutorial here on MDK—the videos are worth watching no matter what. But we hope you’ll sign up for the full Boost Your Knitting series, because we think you’ll really enjoy it.
And the conversation in the Arnall-Culliford Knitwear group on Ravelry is never ending and full of help.