One thing that discourages new sock knitters the most is the heel flap, turn, and the double gusset. The first time I ever knit (*attempted to knit) a sock, those were the most confusing parts to me. Unfortunately, that section (and some sizing issues that were . . . noticeable. . .) kept me away … More how to work a heel.
I find crown down hats much easier to knit and design than brim up hats for two major reasons: 1.) They require minimal mathematics, which–even for a lover of math, like me–is always good. 2.) They are measured for depth more accurately as they are already an enclosed object. There are six simple steps to … More hats from the crown down.