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 and Socks pattern

Socks for Everybody! eBook

Long Tail Cast On

Long Tail Tubular Cast On

Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off

Tubular Bind Off

Hiking Socks pattern

Mending podcast episode 360

Time Stamps

00:02 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast!

00:19 Stacey and Lee share what they’ve been up to.

02:55 Our new sock book just came out, and we’re declaring April sock month!

11:00 The team answers your sock questions!

11:48 What’s a good first sock pattern?

15:29 What are some good cast ons and bind offs for the cuffs?

19:22 How do I start two-at-a-time socks on two short circulars? Magic loop is killing me!

24:11 What’s the best way to reinforce the heel ball of a sock?

26:31 Anatomical socks are specifically shaped for left and right feet. Are there patterns for that or ways to modify patterns?

28:57 Heels. What’s the easiest way? How do I get a heel to fit? Is there a more comprehensive heel type reference?  Is there a benefit to different types of heels?

34:06 Is there an alternative to kitchener stitch aka grafting for toes?

36:25 What are the lengths of the leg and cuff you like?

40:56 Why is sock yarn getting so scarce?

45:40 Credits