22 comments on “Bubbles Down the Drain

  1. Staci,

    I love this pattern and I was wondering approximately how much yarn it requires per sock.


  2. i have a question i don,t how to say this but can you do a video tutorial on seamless knitting thanks tyson from newfoundland canada

  3. Staci,
    I am new to knitting (October 2012) and I love your tutorials and patterns. I just started knitting socks (tried earlier on DPNs and hated it), but I saw your video on two socs on circular needle.
    Can this pattern be done two socks on circular? If so, what adjustments need to be made? I really don’t like socks on DPNs (I feel out of control) and I like doing two at a time.


  4. Hi Kathy – if you want to knit these two at a time on one circular they will work fine, no adjustments necessary. (Awesome thing about toe-up socks.) The only thing is that you have to be comfortable and familiar with that method, and it sounds like you are.

    Good luck!
    S t a c i

  5. Hi Staci,
    This is my first visit to your Site. I’m just about 79 and knitted forever using methods from a long time ago. I have been a sewist too and did learn new techniques. I am in a wheelchair now and sewing has become impossible. A couple of years ago I discovered toe up socks using Judy’s Magic Cast On. Did I ever start learning new techniques and knitting terms. Thank goodness for You Tube. That’s where I found you. I get it on my TV which doesn’t always give the same info about sites. I Googled verypink and found. You have taught me so much. Thank You so much for your wonderful tutorials and your speaking voice. You make for easy watching and for lovely watching. Your fan Dorothy

  6. Hello Staci,

    I found you on you tube and want to say that you are a wonderful instructor.
    I feel that I can do any project with out taking another class thanks to you. Please keep it coming for I am always up for a new adventure.


  7. Hi Staci-
    I am a relatively new knitter and found your tutorials on You Tube. I then bought your sock pattern working with DPNs and completed my first pair in just one week!

    You are a very gifted teacher and explain thing so well! You also have the ability to keep things light hearted and make me laugh…you are a definite keeper! 🙂

    I especially enjoyed your ‘Spit Splice’ tutorial…I watched it 3 times and laughed each time I saw it!

    On a final note…how very kind of you to offer your knowledge through these tutorials free to anyone, thank you so very much.

  8. Hi Staci
    I found you!! 🙂 you are the best!!!
    I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your time and effort with your tutorial videos. I have always been learning how to knit on my own and wanted to learn socks. Thank God I found your videos for knitting socks. The pattern I found explained how to well but you still need experience for understanding know how and with your videos I can and am accomplishing it. 🙂
    Thank you for also being kind and generous in having your videos available for free and for everyone…
    You are the best!! Have a fantastic day!!!!
    P.S. By any chance, do you machine knit too?? Lol. I had a kind friend who gave me a knitting machine (Singer 700) but….it has been a slow learning curve. 🙂

  9. Thanks so much for your sock knitting video. Iwas afraid to knit with DPN my work got tangled etc. but just watching you and your explantions and there I went knitting my first sample sock. I would love to visit your shop on a trip to austin but don’t see days or hours listed. Thanks again.

  10. Hi Staci
    Thank you so much for all your tutorials, they are fantastic and I feel very privileged to watch them for free. I have learnt so much from all your tips and tricks too.
    At the moment I am knitting your 10 stitch blanket and after following your tutorial, I’ve watched it probably twenty times or more to see where I am going wrong, but my counting still does not work out correct. I am like you and like to have things just right, my long sides never seem to count out to 9 ridges, they are always 6 through to 9. I have completed 6 complete squares and it looks really good but has not counted out right. I guess it won’t now as I perhaps must have made an error right back at the beginning. Any thoughts would be grateful. Judith (New Zealand)

  11. Hi Judith – thank you for the note. I’m afraid the video and pattern explain it better than I can here in email/comments…your best bet is to keep a row counter, to make sure you are always knitting the correct number of rows for each side. The correct number of rows will give you the correct number of ridges you need to keep the blanket square.

    If you don’t have a row counter, you can always keep tally marks on a piece of paper. Good luck!
    S t a c i

  12. Hi Staci

    I’m working on this sock pattern now and have gotten to the part after finishing the heel that says to work two lace pattern repeats. Does this mean to work back on forth on the heel stitches only for eight rows?

  13. Pam – after you finish the heel, then remove the provisional cast-on, you’re knitting in-the-round again. Before you start working lace on all 60 stitches, you want to work two rows this way: first 30 stitches plain stockinette (heel stitches) and the second 30 stitches in lace. After that, you will start working lace on all 60 stitches.

    This gives a little more plain stockinette for the heel, making it more comfortable when wearing shoes.
    S t a c i

  14. How would you recommend making the “toe-up” socks into knee highs? Love your videos, they make me less scared of the patterns I try to figure out! 🙂

  15. I love this pattern! However after several attempts I’m calling UNCLE! I get so confused on the YO before and after a purl. Any chance you may make a quick video of the 4 row lace repeat ?

  16. Hi Staci,
    I’d like to make these into anklets. Is that possible? I’m not the best at charts. I only have sock yarn at present and would love to make anklets of some sort.

  17. Hello Staci!

    Would Brown Sheep Cotton Fine qualify as sock weight for making these socks? The yarn is listed as ‘fingering’.


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