Alison Crowther-Smith

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How To Videos: stretchy cast on for socks

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

I am planning to make a few short videos of some of the techniques I teach and release them after workshops.  Here is the first one:  a stretchy cast-on for top-down socks.  This can also be used for the brim of a hat, the cuff of a mitten or anywhere that needs a good stretch that won’t go baggy.  Here it is.

Top down plain sock cast on



How To Videos

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

In 2018 I will be adding a section to the blog and maybe to the workshop pages with some home-made ‘how-to’ videos. These will be there to support new or unusual techniques that I have taught at workshops.  It won’t be comprehensive but it will attempt to cover some of the tricks and things you may do infrequently and therefore might forget.  A refresher.  I will be starting with my new favourite top-down sock cast on.

I imagine most of the videos will be 1 -4 minutes long and will probably focus on things I ask of you in a pattern, such as a specific cast on, cast off, etc.

Any requests?  Must be very short demos!