Tubular Cast On Fail, Children’s Socks, and Plans

Sunny days remind me that spring is here while rainy, cold days can cause me to doubt if the warm weather is here to stay. Thankfully, the doubt often turns my mind quickly back to knitting! Here are the podcast notes recapping the knitting projects worked on in March.

Mentioned in Video

My Favorite Interchangeable Needle Set (I couldn’t find the original seller so the link is to a seller I’m unfamiliar with. I am familiar with the product.)

Mariesi Socks

Malabrigo Sock in color, Kris

Wish You Were Here by The Kitchen Sink Shop

Finished Objects

Fingerless Gloves for Dad

Pattern: I’m making this glove pattern up as I go


  • Knit Picks Palette in color, Autumn Heather
  • Knit Picks Palette in color, Clover


  • US 2 (2.75 mm)
  • US 1 (2.25 mm) for ribbing

My Tubular Cast On Mistake

To work the Tubular Cast On, using the Backwards Loop method, I casted on half the number of stitches needed with scrap yarn.

Then, I switched to the yarn for the project and worked four rows in stockinette beginning with a wrong side row (purl).

After those four rows, I purled the first stitch of the row before picking up a loop on the very first row knit with the SCRAP YARN and knit that stitch through the back loop, continuing for the remaining stitches in the row.

My mistake was picking up the loops on the very first row knit with the SCRAP YARN when I should have picked up from the first row knit with the PROJECT YARN.

When I removed the scrap yarn later on, I had live stitches for every other stitch. I encourage you not to make this mistake as I did!

Works in Progress

Socks for Faith

Pattern: Back to School Sock Set by Hannah Graham


  • Quince and Co. Finch in color, Clay (for cuffs, legs, heels, and toes)
  • Llama-Rama! (for ruffles)


  • US 1 (2.25 mm)

Buttonside Sweater

Pattern: Buttonside Sweater by Jennifer Dassau


  • Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in color, Evergreen


  • US 2 (2.75 mm)

Size: 34 ¼ inches bust circumference

Tapestry Cowl

Pattern: Two Color Tapestry Cowl by The Wooly Thistle


  • Retrosaria Mondim in color, 302 Heathered Brick
  • Quince and Co. Finch in color, Egret (undyed)


  • US 3 (3.25 mm)

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