May 30, 2008
Gentle intrusion into my knitting
1. A little while ago I saw a post on the Ravelry forums which suggested we share videos of ourselves knitting. I liked this idea right away - I love to observe the different ways in which we knit, to the point of gentle intrusion as I inquire about the way you tension your yarn or balance your needles.
2. At the same time, I've recently received a few e-mails inquiring about tensioning yarns across dpn joins, as it specifically applies to knitting the helical socks. Describing what I do in words has been... frustrating ("You know, I take the top yarn, not the working yarn, pull it to the back of my work, then swing it over the dpn to the front and hold it down with my thumb." Ugh.).
3. We already discussed inserting a heel into the helical tube (short-row and flap), and I already mentioned what to do at the very end when the toe is reached (though I feel this should be second nature if you've followed the helical sock series). So, the only question that remains is that pesky yarn tension across dpns joins.
4. Putting the three thoughts together...
5. Enjoy the weekend!