Draft Pants to Fit Your Quads

I learned a lot between drafting pants for myself and drafting pants for Ryan. Specifically, I learned where the crease line should go at the crotch level in order to fit quadriceps. Fitting pants is more than just widths and lengths put together. Your unique body shape is important too. Continue reading to learn more!… Continue reading Draft Pants to Fit Your Quads

Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 4 Toe-Up French / Round Heel

The orange sock was knit toe-up and purple sock was knit cuff-down. The flap-and-gusset heel design looks nearly identical. This is my final blog post about knitting socks. I haven't covered everything about knitting socks because there are already many great resources available for free on Ravelry and Instagram. I am simply filling in the… Continue reading Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 4 Toe-Up French / Round Heel

Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 3 Cuff-Down French / Round Heel

Heel flap and gusset to accommodate a large, average, and small instep Unbelievably, there are over dozens of ways to knit the heel of a sock: french (aka round), dutch (aka square), half-handkerchief (aka v-heel), gusset, fish lips, Fleegle, german short row, an afterthought, etc. Of course, the heel I found that fits best when… Continue reading Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 3 Cuff-Down French / Round Heel

Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 2 The Toe

Orange is knitted toe-up, purple is knitted cuff-down I prefer a rounded toe, given I like my toes to spread naturally. If I'm not wearing hand-knitted socks, then I'm wearing Injinji socks. I altered the standard sock shape a little bit, so it wasn't so constricting and pointy. The standard wedge cuff-down toe is to… Continue reading Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 2 The Toe

Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 1 The Cuff

Cuff-down (blue on the left) vs. Toe-Up (orange on the right) 1x1 rib knit cuff I've written another one of those long-winded blog posts and decided it would be better to break things up a bit, so it wasn't so tedious to read. In 2020, I really dedicated my time and effort to knit socks.… Continue reading Cuff-Down vs. Toe-Up Socks Part 1 The Cuff