How to Prevent / Fix Ladders

Hilke Knitting, Tutorials

One of the questions that I get asked a lot is “How do you prevent ladders when knitting in rounds?”. If you don’t know what ladders are, they are the loose stitches that show up between two needles. The fact that they show up in the same spot in every round makes them look like a little ladder. When I …

How to pick up stitches for the gusset

Hilke Knitting, Tutorials

When I first started knitting socks one of the biggest challenges was picking up stitches for the gusset. No matter how careful I was, I always ended up with at least one hole in my sock. Since then I have tried a few different techniques  to pick up stitches and there are some that I want to share with you …

10 Tips on How to Knit Your First Pair of Socks

Hilke Knitting

Knitting your first pair of socks can be quite challenging. Not only does knitting socks take a bit of practice, you also need to keep your motivation up so that you don’t feel tossing your yarn in the trash everytime you’re lost or confused. But here is the good news! Knitting your first pair of socks can also be really …

How to Dye Yarn with Easter Egg Colors

Hilke Dyeing, Knitting, Tutorials

If you are following me on Instagram you may have noticed that I have recently started dyeing my own yarn! Dyeing your own yarn is super fun and the best thing is, that you don’t even have to buy much equipment to get started since you can just use easter egg colors and vinegar. And you can even use your …

Let’s do this!

Hilke Knitting

Hi and welcome 🙂 Welcome to what exactly? This a website and blog-to-be about how to knit socks! There will be regular blogposts and free written patterns to accompany the knitting video tutorials that I have been making since December 2015. You are probably new here (since I am new here, too 😀 ) so I will take this opportunity …