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Highlights + Happenings | January 2024

Highlights + Happenings | January 2024

The Chilly Dog fetched your links to this month's featured knitting patterns, membership perks, tutorials and more.

Pattern of the Month

Waffle Cookie Socks

These sweet socks are knit from the toe up, with Japanese short row toes and heels, and mirrored, textured and lacy, waffle-like stitchwork on the foot and leg.

+Plus Level Members download this pattern for free through 2/5/24.

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New + Noteworthy


Is a gauge swatch included in the yarn requirements?
The short answer is yes... and no.
Taking a Cue From Nature
It’s the end of the trail for those unfinished projects.
Unwind | Polarity Hat
10 minutes of knitting on the front porch with the cat.

Learning Library

Pinned Japanese Short Rows
Using pins, or locking stitch markers, makes Japanese short row shaping easier to manage
Provisional and Double-Sided Cast Ons
They’re not suitable for every project, but can give knitters some unique construction options.
5 Tips for Knitting Cables
Rearranging the order of your stitches doesn’t have to be a chore.
Dividing Stitches for Small Circumference Knitting in the Round
Using rigid double pointed needles (DPNs), flexible DPNs, 2 circular needles, 1 circular needle (magic loop).
Choosing the Best Needle Length for Knitting in the Round
Tip to tip circular needle length for comfortable knitting.
Pinhole Bind Off
Cinching in a few stitches to finish a hat or sock.


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Site Updates

A number of sock knitters have asked for a way to sort our sock patterns by the direction they are knit, so we added new filters. Check out the Sock Pattern Collection then click the "FILTER" button to choose your preferred knitting direction, toe-up or top-down.

Kylmä Koira

In addition to our usual knitting, we're busily crafting our spring collection of handwoven rugs. Follow along with #100Days of Weaving on Instagram as we get ready to launch.

Mark Your Calendar

Our first in-studio Sock Knitting Group will be on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 10 AM - 12 PM.

2024 Sock Study Group
Monthly In-Studio Knitting Group: Learn to knit socks and expand your sock knitting skills

There's more to explore in the Learning Library!