Annie’s Woolens Personalized Stockings and More!
I am the owner/designer of Annie’s Woolens since 1988. Looking forward to continuing to serve our customers for years to come!
I was wondering what kind of wool you use for the stocking wool packs? I also am very jealous of you living in Eagle River. That is my heart home. I want to retire there or as soon as possible! A few years ago we stayed at 7-mile Pinecrest resort. The owners family is friends with my mother in law.
We use Bartlettyarns wool from Harmony, Maine. We have been working with this company for almost 30 years and they are wonderful. And, yes, we live in a very beautiful part of the world. We feel blessed. It’s a place many come to to retire. Hope that works out for you. It’s a wonderful community also. Nice to hear from you. Annie
I am trying to work the heel on the santa christmas stocking but the math doesn’t seem to work
i have 26 stitches as it asks. then YO purl to end. next row yo knit 24 two stitches left but i have three left with the yo, do i ignore the yo and not count it??
Here is my pre-written response to this issue since others have contacted me with this same question. Let me know if you need further clarification.
Having trouble with the number of stitches left unworked at the end of each row? Please read further…
The key to coming out with the recommended number of stitches unworked is in the Notes section just before the actual row by row instructions. I define YO differently than the rest of the world, I guess, so it has caused some confusion and, for that, I apologize. So…let’s begin using my definition:
After doing Row 2, you now have 27 sts. for the heel. Turn your work.
Row 3 (knit side facing you): you will accomplish a YO by my definitions by bringing the yarn forward, wrapping it over the top of the needle toward the back AND knitting the first stitch of the row. So it’s not just wrapping the yarn over the needle. It includes knitting (or purling) the first stitch of the row. (The math tells us then that you will have 26 sts. remaining on your left needle) Then you knit the NEXT 24 sts. and that will leave 2 sts. unworked before you turn.
I hope this is helpful in clearing up this issue. Let me know if you need further clarification. And, again, my apologies for the confusion.
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