Sock Knitting Revival

We admit it. We were lured away by cowls and shawls and sweaters. But sock knitting has always been a favorite around Twisted, and it’s having a resurgence! Keep reading to learn about our favorite patterns and yarns and get a fresh take on a classic project.  Turkish Bed Socks from Churchmouse Yarns & Teas […]

Socks & Slippers for All the Feet!

Join us for thrilling Winter classes focused on keeping toes cozy! First Socks: Sunday, January 8, 15 & 22 from 11:00am-1:00pm Discover why so many knitters are sock knitters! Thrill of the Thrum – Thrumbelina Slippers: Monday January 9 from 6:00-8:00pm Learn how to add tufts of fiber to your knitting while making these adorable, […]

Your First Socks

When I learned to knit over 20 years ago, it was because of socks. Over the years, I’ve knit lots of pairs (and even more singles), top down, toe-up, even on the bias. I never tire of the way a sock project moves along from segment to segment, or the potential for adding an entertaining […]

Time for Toe Ups!

It’s no secret I love toe-up socks. I usually have several pairs on the needles – sometimes I even finish one! This addictive method creates well fitting socks for any feet, especially when paired with an adjustable gusset and short-row heel. It’s also the perfect canvas for all kinds of stitches and color work techniques. […]

Totally Toe-Ups

I’m one of those knitters who always has a sock in progress somewhere about my person. It’s a very portable project, and you can never have too many socks. Some go for hats, or scarves; when a skein of gorgeous hand dye catches my eye and I’m craving a project that doesn’t require much forethought, […]

Discover Herringbone Braids!

Herringbone Braids & Beyond: Braids, Stranded Colorwork & Yarn Dominance: Saturday, May 14, from 2:00-6:00pm. During this in-depth class, Michele Bernstein will unveil the ins and outs of stranded knitting, including managing yarn while knitting with two colors, and yarn dominance. Students will learn six distinct braids: Latvian herringbone braids, half braids that resemble chain links, and half […]

Ready for Socks?

Socks are why I learned to knit. I wanted long, striped knee socks. Socks that fit my feet, instead of leaving a clump of heel sticking out of the back of my shoes. Socks no one else would have. The first real knitting pattern I followed, after completing the obligatory 12 mile scarf, was a […]

Socks & Slippers: Classes for Your Feet

Every year at Christmas, my great grandmother would send us a big box from her farm in Stockton, CA. Inside were pounds of walnuts, pounds of fudge (with walnuts), and brightly colored slippers. I’d already developed a slight walnut allergy, but I loved sliding across the kitchen floor on frosty mornings, feet happily cozy. We have […]

Upcoming Classes – Socks & Slippers

Toe-Up Socks with a Gusset Heel on 2 Circular Needles –  Tuesday, February 9, 16 & 23; from 6:00-8:00pm, with Emily Devlin. This class introduces students to the toe-up method of sock construction, featuring a gusset heel for a great fit, and includes Emily’s magic formula for making socks to fit any feet, at any […]

Expand Your Skills with Socks and Mitts

Ready to try something new? Join two talented local designers for classes that focus on exciting techniques with portable, lightweight projects – you might say they’re super concentrated! Doug Fir Socks on 2 Circulars – Wednesday, January 27 & February 3 & 10; from 6:00-8:00pm. Inspired by the Pacific Northwest, these socks feature toe-up construction, twisted […]