Curious Handmade with Helen Stewart
In today's episode I talk a bit about my recent sock craze. I also dive deep into my fantasy queue of socks I'd like to knit, exploring some lovely patterns and the delicious stash yarn I'm planning to use. Perfect holiday knitting for the kickoff of The Summer Series! Show Sponsors: Meadow Yarn is an inviting online retailer selling yarn, needles and notions. It's a small, family business based in rural Suffolk in the UK. Meadow Yarn was born out of a passion for beautiful yarn and knitting accessories and aims to bring you a range of great products. Yarns stocked include Northbound Knitting, Eden Cottage Yarn, the Fibre Co and many more. Located on charming Walcot Street in the heart of Bath’s Artisan Quarter is A Yarn Story. Specialising in hand-dyed yarns and luxury fibres from around the world, A Yarn Story is a destination shop, both in-person and online! Major yarn and accessories brands include Hedgehog Fibres, Madelinetosh, Shibui Knits, ChiaoGoo and Cocoknits – and of course many more! Start creating your own yarn story… Show Links: Monkey Socks Fish Lips Kiss Heel Knitting Expat Podcast Hiya Hiya Sharps Knit Pro Zings Seven Sister Arts Sock Blanks Cobble Stone Sock Pattern Beyond Vanilla Socks - Part 1 Mina Makes Lollipop Yarn - Downton Abbey Susan B Anderson How I Make My Socks Pattern Susan B Anderson Podcast Maria Elena Bliss Mrs Brown's Bags Yarn Ink Flower Shock Socks Pattern Grocery Girls Podcast Canada KAL This Creative Bug course I mentioned in the show is a great way to get started with socks. Here's the description Hudson Valley Winter Socks These top-down, worsted weight socks will keep your toes warm all winter. You’ll learn how to knit a short row heel and toe, as well as a ribbed cuff alongside Jill. Short row heels and toes are re-knittable if after years of wear if your favorite pair develops a hole. So if you have been curious about knitting your own pair of socks but never taken the plunge, this workshop is for you. That's all for now! Happy knitting until next week!
Direct download: 160715_CH_131_The_Summer_Series_Socks.mp3
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