Sock-Centric: 4 Episodes Featuring Interviews on Socks & More

18 Jun

Image of Simple Striped SocksDid last week’s episode on sock and sock-yarn projects get you craving more sock-inspiration? Satisfy your hunger for a socky good time with these episodes from our archives, each featuring an interview with a different sock expert! Click on the titles to see the episode guides or listen directly from this page.

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96 :: All About Socks: 20+ Tips, Patterns, and More for Knitting & Crochet Socks – Michelle, Zontee, and Liz share their favorite resources for sock patterns for crocheters and knitters, as well as an interview with Ann Budd, author of Getting Started Knitting Socks and Sock Knitting Master Class.

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105 :: 20 Gift Ideas for Yarncrafters, PLUS 5 Sock-Making Tips from Clara Parkes of Knitter’s Review – Designer and author Clara Parkes joins us to talk about her book, The Knitter’s Book of Socks, sharing 5 tips on making handmade socks last! Skip to 20:05 to listen to this interview.

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90 :: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Yarn Development PLUS 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas – Join us for an interview with designer Candice Eisner Strick, whose book Strick-ly Socks features her unique method of sock construction. Skip to 19:12 to listen to this interview.

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88 :: 11 Stories of Why We Knit & Crochet – Designer Judy Sumner, author of Knitting Socks East Meets West, shares her insights into the world of Japanese stitches and why they inspire her sock designs. Skip to 21:36 to listen to this interview.

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[Pattern pictured: Knit Simple Striped Socks]

  • kim dawson

    Hello! I wanted to share how I have been encouraging my mother in law in her yarn crafting. She grew up in Austria and has been crocheting and knitting since she was a little girl. However in all her years she has been in a yarn rut! She was only buying super saver yarns from the local Walmart and only using her H hook and doing the same Chevron pattern on every single afghan she made! She had become bored from her beloved craft and I being new to the craft have been learning everything I can. I have been showing her all the other wonderful things and patterns out there and introduced her to some new yarns like Lion Brand Homespun and Vanna’s Choice which is her new Favorite yarn. She has dug out her hooks again and has made 3 lap-ghans since Jan. and is working oh two more! Oh and my current WIP is a cute little Sock Monkey set for a soon to be baby boy.

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com/ YarnCraft Podcast

    Thanks so much for sharing, Kim! It’s great that you were able to expand her world of crafting!

  • Cindy

    Your recent podcasts kept me company as I sewed today. I have the crocheted socks book you mentioned. I think hearing about knitting and crocheting socks may give me the push to sit down and do it. I have nice sock yarn, just haven’t used it for socks, YET. I have been busy sewing, knitting and crocheting for those who lost their homes in the terrible fire near me. It is a way to give back and stay busy. Podcasts, yarn crafts and sewing are the best. Thanks!!

  • Abby Mroczenski

    I just love socks. My favorite sock patterns are by Cookie A – I love the Kai Mei’s, a traveling lace pattern across your foot – looks great in a pair of Mary Janes :)