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When I went to library school, one of my favorite classes was about the history of books and libraries. I thought it was fascinating, both in terms of the changing ways that information has been conveyed in text throughout history, and in terms of the…
When I went to library school, one of my favorite classes was about the history of books and libraries. I thought it was fascinating, both in terms of the changing ways that information has been co…
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Oh, so it wasn't just the internet being flaky at our house! I couldn't get in for a while this morning. (Things are still a little slow, but at least I can get everywhere... eventually.)
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On how many repeats of a stitch pattern I swatch before knitting a complete project.
Swatching serves many purposes in knitting. There is the basic gauge swatch, which should (in theory) help the knitter pick the correct needles to go with a given yarn for a specific project. That …
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Here’s an interesting set of stitch patterns with an interesting technique: Crimped Row Stitch #1 Crimped Row Stitch #2 (and with stripes) Crimped Row Stitch #3 (and offset variation) And here’s some more miscellaneous links: some methods for darning from…
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Each month, my backers on Patreon suggest words to me that I might encode into numbers, chart on a grid, and turn into lace or other stitch patterns. Then I use a random number generator to pick one word, and publish the resulting stitch pattern on the…
Each month, my backers on Patreon suggest words to me that I might encode into numbers, chart on a grid, and turn into lace or other stitch patterns. Then I use a random number generator to pick on…
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I’ve been interested lately in the double increase that’s most handily abbreviated as KYOK: (k1, yo, k1) in one stitch.  I’ve been wondering  how to include it in lace, and so I decided it was time to try another design exercise. I played with a couple of…
I’ve been interested lately in the double increase that’s most handily abbreviated as KYOK: (k1, yo, k1) in one stitch. I’ve been wondering how to include it in lace, and so I d…
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Sometimes I like to try exercises in knitting stitch design as a way of exploring the possibilities. These are what I call my études, named after the formulaic exercises used when practicing classical music. I’m not always satisfied with the results, but…
Sometimes I like to try exercises in knitting stitch design as a way of exploring the possibilities. These are what I call my études, named after the formulaic exercises used when practicing classi…
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I’ve been writing a lot about how to keep track of where to place a line of double increases. The flip side of the problem is keeping track of double decreases, which is to say,  three stitches worked together together to make one stitch. Without a…
I’ve been writing a lot about how to keep track of where to place a line of double increases. The flip side of the problem is keeping track of double decreases, which is to say, three stitch…
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This week I've published two more patterns: a pair of mitts called Meeting-of-the-Waters and Sycamore Creek, a shawl pattern.

  This week I’ve published two more patterns: a pair of mitts called Meeting-of-the-Waters and Sycamore Creek, a shawl pattern. Meeting-of-the-Waters looks like a very plain fingerless mitt pattern, but there’s two twists: one, they’re knit from the top…
This week I’ve published two more patterns: a pair of mitts called Meeting-of-the-Waters and Sycamore Creek, a shawl pattern. Meeting-of-the-Waters looks like a very plain fingerless m…
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Each month, my backers on Patreon suggest words to me that I might encode into numbers and chart on a grid. I make one complicated stitch pattern for each word and one chart that can be used for any craft. This month, the RNG brings us rain, sent in by…
Each month, my backers on Patreon suggest words to me that I might encode into numbers and chart on a grid. I make one complicated stitch pattern for each word and one chart that can be used for an…
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I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how to read a line of KYOKs in knitting without stitch markers. (KYOK is an abbreviation for [k1, yo, k1] in a single stitch – it’s a double increase.) There are times when stitch markers come in handy. Sometimes they…
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how to read a line of KYOKs in knitting without stitch markers. (KYOK is an abbreviation for [k1, yo, k1] in a single stitch – it’s a double increase…
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So there's an archaeological find that's recently been made public of some amazingly preserved 17th century textiles found in a shipwreck off the coast of the Dutch island of Texel. (http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/41653)

There is a nicely huge photo of a complete pair of silk stockings in there, and I've been staring at the heel flap and gusset construction, because something about the sole looked unusual. (Huge photo linked from the above article. Zoom in for more detail: http://www.thehistoryblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Knee-socks.jpg)

The gusset begins much sooner than I'm used to - it looks as if it starts above the ankle bones?

The heel flap (green in my sketch) looks like something I've seen in a Nancy Bush sock book at the library: a dart gets decreased away at the end of the flap, and then the whole thing is folded and the end is seamed to make a pocket, instead of turning the heel. Then stitches are picked up along the edge of the gusset and the sock proceeds as usual. (I'm going to try to get the book out of the library again.)

This was a little odd, though, and it took me a while to figure it out: there are increase stitches making a triangular gusset on the bottom of the sole. I've sketched the sole: the green is the seamed-together heel flap, and the tan is the new section of increase stitches, which replace a bunch of stitches that get eaten up by the really long lines of gusset decreases.

What do you all think?
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To new folks finding me: I don't just post about handcrafts, but also link to news and political posts I find interesting as well as sciencey stuff and things that amuse me. I am a progressive, liberal Democrat and post accordingly. Nor do I segregate my politics by only posting it for a single circle. (What I do limit tends to be more personal events or private thinking.) 

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