Socks are one of those milestone knitting projects that once successfully completed, help you feel prepared to take on more difficult projects. Knitters who haven’t taken the leap can be intimidated by words like “gusset” and “kitchener stitch” but on today’s podcast Lee and Stacey hope to help make socks less scary for sock newbies by diving deep into everything sock-knitting.
First up, Lee and Stacey check in about what’s on their needles. Lee picked up a project that she started in 2019 while Stacey shares a sad knitting story with a happy ending. (Yes frogging can be happy!) Then Lee and Stacey disagree on how to knit socks: toe-up or top-down?
Next, new Knit Picks team members, Michelle and Cathy talk to Lee and Stacey about their knitting background and even answer our lightning round knitting questions. (*Use the This or That graphic below and answer some of our knitting questions yourself in your Instagram Stories!)
Later Lee and Stacey pick up where they left off with their socks fight, only to agree that personal preference is key. Both discuss knitting two socks at at a time is a favorite. They cover everything about how to knit socks, demystify sock construction, share some favorite sock yarns, and answer YOUR questions about sock knitting.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Atrium Cardigan by Melissa Wehrle
Gannet Hoodie pattern
Beyond The Wall colorway
Episode 332 – Your Favorite Sock Yarns Explained
Learn to Knit socks
Knitting in the Round with Magic Loop (Video Tutorial)
Learn to Knit – The Sock Kit
Rockin’ Socks: Colorful Patterns
Socks for Everybody: For the Beginner Sock Knitter
Socktacular: Mix Match Sock for Fancy Feet
Splendid Soles: Colorfully Coordinated Sock Patterns
Bare Eco Superwash Alpaca
Two at once toe up magic loop pattern
Simply Socks: A Collection of Wardrobe Basics
Artful Arches: 12 Colorwork and Textured Sock Patterns
Knitting in the Round on Circular Needles (Video Tutorial)
Knitting in the Round with Two Circular Needles (Video Tutorial)
Knitting in the Round with DPNs (Video Tutorial)
0:00 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast
0:30 What is Lee working on right now?
3:30 Stacey’s sad story
8:16 Let’s talk about socks
11:42 Meet Michelle and Cathy
19:42 Lightning Round Knitting Questions
27:28 Producer Sarah has FOMO and Heather has the fix
28:25 More socks talk