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Lara Neel (Math4Knitters)
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Craftsy Instructor, Author of Sock Architecture, Creative Professional, Journalist, Knitter, Spinner, Weaver and Sock-Obsessed Person
Craftsy Instructor, Author of Sock Architecture, Creative Professional, Journalist, Knitter, Spinner, Weaver and Sock-Obsessed Person

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Step Up Socks, Top Down
Quick photos in my mudroom, because that's how I roll. It's easy to add colorblocking on the heel. I'll show you that photo later this week, after I find it. 

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Step Up Socks
Step Up Socks, Toe Up, Self-Striping Yarn Step Up Socks, Top Down, with colorblocked, slipped-stitch heel In her Encyclopedia of Needlework (I use the English edition, published in 1886), Therese de Dillmont calls this heel the "heel in steps." Her heel is ...

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Victorian Knitting Manuals on Archive.org
I included a link to Richard Rutt's collection of Victorian knitting manuals at the University of Southampton Library in my book. Sadly, pretty much right around the time that I published, they changed the way the collection was organized, which made it way...

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New Serger Shopping List
I don't have a cute photo to go with this post, but I wanted to write it quickly because my darling sister received a serger this year as a gift! So, this one is for all of you who either have a new serger or are new to using a serger.  1. This should have ...

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Roundup of 14 Dress Patters - Without Zippers
A reader asked me about dresses to sew that don't have zippers and are easy to get in and out of. She's anticipating surgery in a few months and wants to be ready. Notes on fabric use are for sizes with a 33 to 34" waist, since that's my size. :) I haven't ...

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Pocket Stays
The summer edition of Interweave Knits has two sewing patterns in it, so I feel a little better about having "knitter" in my name, but some sewing on my blog. Warning: The rest of this post may make you want to sew your jeans. And your shorts. Yes, I'm so e...

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Sip Study Knit Knitting Guild - June 18
See, I still knit. Although this isn't for class. Oops. It's been quiet on the blog (and podcast), I know! There are two main reasons: 1) Sewing. Yes, I know. I'm starting to calm down a little bit, but whenever I have a stretch of free time, I pounce on my...

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Math4Knitters: Show 48
Show notes and more at math4knitters.blogspot.com. Math4Knitters: Episode 48 Woven Stockings, Caucasus, 700 CE Really old, really cool knit sock from about 1100 - 1200 Click to make bigger. This one is a bit smaller, but just as cool My favorite version of ...

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Math4Knitters: Show 47
Show notes and more at math4knitters.blogspot.com. Math4Knitters: Episode 47 A bit of a ramble today about some WTHeck moments I've had while reading sources. Sorry! Textile fragment found during the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (around 250) Ther...

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Changing Horizontal Elbow Dart to Vertical Dart
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