How to add contrasting color to FLK heel

Every so often, I receive questions about knitting – socks in particular – and I am always happy to help as much as I can. It brings me so much joy to hear that I’ve inspired you to try something new!

In this video, I show how I add contrasting color for the fish lips kiss heel, as requested.

Yarns used:
Main color: Lang Jawoll colorway 902.0084
Contrasting color: Cascade Heritage Solids colorway 5704

Please don’t mind the awkward talking at certain parts haha!

Enjoy 🙂

How to wind yarn

I like to wind my yarn twice. I use the swift at first, then pull from the center and wind a second time.

The result?

Relaxed fibers. Less kink. A pleasure to knit!

Can you see the difference from 0:14 to 0:20? The cake is nice and fluffy 🙂

HOW I LEARNED TO KNIT SOCKS

When I first started knitting, like many, I used good ‘ol acrylic. It was socks that introduced me to all the beautiful indie dyed yarns, which opened up the world of knitting for me. I felt this is a good place to start my story. How I learned to knit socks.

Disclaimer: This is a long one. I’ve included links that helped me through this process along with a list of patterns used. I do hope you’ll find it useful if you are a beginner sock knitter or thinking of casting on your first pair, or even if you’re simply curious to know how I got this party started. 

I was making scarves for my husband and eldest son at the time. Knitting podcasts kept me company and almost every. single. one of them was making socks. I remember thinking – WHY? I don’t see the point. How can one even knit with such fine yarn and tiny, tiny needles? Not to mention how expensive yarn is only to put on your feet???

Fast forward 2 years later, and I am now a self-professed SOCK ADDICT.

Boxosocks
I ALWAYS have a pair on the needles (sometimes two or three – don’t judge!) and carry it everywhere I go.

When I got the hang of it, I told my family they were all getting socks for Christmas.

2016 was the year of socks.

This is how it began…

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