Monthly Archives: April 2024

Essential Sock Knitting Tools and Beyond

You’ve got your sock pattern, yarn, and needles that provide the correct gauge, but what else do you need to knit a pair of socks? These are our essential tools for knitting socks that you’ll want to have on hand when getting started. The essentials are surprisingly basic, and odds are good you’ve already got options on hand! But once you fall in love with sock knitting, there are even more tools that you’ll want to collect. We consider them nice to have, because you can complete a pair of socks without them, but they truly level-up the knitting sock experience!


A RulerMany sock patterns give measurements to achieve instead of exact row counts, so a ruler is an important tool to have! A …

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Episode 382: A Chat with Julie Ann Lebouthillier

Our sock obsession continues, and we naturally had to have sock expert Julie Ann Lebouthillier of Twin Stitches Designs join hosts Lee and Stacey to talk about her own new sock book, Knit a Box of Socks! Julie is a talented sock knitter with an amazing YouTube channel, and we love every chance we get to work with her. Tune in to this episode to find out more about her background as a designer!

Plus, Lee and Stacey chat about their current projects, new colors of Aloft, and the new Knit Picks subscription newsletter, Knit Peeks, hosted on Substack.

Mentioned in this Episode

Disco Fibers 

H+H event 

Lee’s improvised cabled cardigan (Ravelry link) 

Lee’s in-progress socks (Ravelry link) 

Worsted Socks pattern 

Wool of the Andes yarns 

Aloft yarn 

Hawthorne yarns 

Lee’s Aloft+Hawthorne …

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Episode 381: All of Your Sock Questions

We’re declaring April sock month! Our new sock collection came out recently, and all we want to chat about is socks. We asked for your sock questions on Instagram, and hosts Lee and Stacey along with Producer Andi and some answers from Jen work to tell you everything you need to know.

Plus, Lee and Stacey share the concepts behind Stepping Out and how the book came together.

Mentioned in this Episode

Lee’s two new sewn pants

Lee’s March movie challenge

Lee’s Hawthorne DK sweater project (Ravelry link)

Stepping Out sock collection

Stepping Out 1991 Liza Minnelli film

Knit Picks on Instagram

Dream All Day DK weight sock pattern

All of Stacey’s patterns

Winter Weekend Socks pattern

Nifty Gifty Stocking pattern

Knits for Everybody Slippers …

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Free Downloadable April 2024 Calendar

Happy April! We have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these April 2024 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring a variety of yellows and pinks with Fluff of the Andes in Buttercup and Blush, Palette in Custard and Blossom Heather, Lindy Chain in Blush, Twill Fingering in Rose Water Heather, Galileo in Solaris, Dishie in Bumblebee and Dreamhouse Multi, Swish DK in Honey and Frosting, Stroll in Dandelion, and Wool of the Andes Worsted in Blush, Caution, Blossom Heather, and Creme Brulee.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo. For desktop, right click the image and “Save As”; for smart phones and tablets, tap and hold to “Save Image”.

If you try to save the calendar without opening the full image you will …

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