Afghan-Inspired Knitted Boot Cuffs [free pattern]

Afghan-Inspired Knitted Boot Cuffs [free pattern]

Afghan-Inspired Knitted Boot Cuffs These lacy boot cuffs have great stretch. In fact they’ll stretch to your leg and bounce back into shape upon washing. For this project any yarn will do and you won’t need an entire skein so it’s a great project for using up stash...
Visiting Islay Woolen Mill

Visiting Islay Woolen Mill

If you’ve been to the Scottish islands or highlands you know there are a LOT of sheep. A lot. So it stands to reason there would also be wooleries. Yes!

Scottish knitting and weaving is amazing. And the mill I stopped in was nothing short of awesome. Established in the late 1800s, the family-run business operates out of a historic stone building and uses Victorian-era machinery. We watched a blanket being made and couldn’t tear ourselves away. A-maze-ing.

Knitting Boot Cuffs Two at a Time

Knitting Boot Cuffs Two at a Time

Knitting both socks at once is kind of genius. It guarantees they’ll be the same length and tension…but was it also twice as much trouble? Of course I had to check.

But socks!?

Then, I had an idea.

Knitting boot cuffs two at a time!

Genius.

Not only do I (still) have lots of outstanding orders but I could check out the technique and maybe pick up a skill or two along the way.