It's a sock knitting vocabulary quiz (hint: 10 points for already knowing something, 10 points for learning something new. Everyone wins!) Our Dear Scratch letter this week is about choosing sweater patterns as a new sweater knitter.
Left-hand dominant Ravelry knit & crochet group: On the Other Hand
Vocabulary terms you might encounter when you're knitting socks!
- Cuff - the very top of your socks that hugs your ankle or at some point on your leg
- Leg - the “body” of your sock above your heel and below the cuff
- Heel - this is the curved or L-shaped bend of your sock that accommodates your heel
- some kinds: short row heels, heel flap, afterthought heels, peasant heels
- Gusset - shaping in the foot of the sock to accommodate movement
- Toe Shaping
- some kinds: wedge toe, round toe, left & right toe
- Graft - also called kitchener stitch
- Extra Credit: Negative Ease - ease is the degree to which your finished garment is larger (positive) or smaller (negative) than your body; ideal negative ease for socks is about 10% negative ease in terms of circumference & length
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