Episode 79: Sock Science

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Episode 79: Sock Science image credit to Clare Devine 'Flexor' Socks

Episode 79: Sock Science image credit to Clare Devine 'Flexor' Socks

A Playful Day is proud to be sponsored by NorthBound Knitting, Sensuous Yarn: Modern designs. For the month of April, you can download any NBK shawl for half price. For more information please click on the banner above.

A Playful Day is proud to be sponsored by NorthBound Knitting, Sensuous Yarn: Modern designs. For the month of April, you can download any NBK shawl for half price. For more information please click on the banner above.

This week, I've been inspired by socks ever since reviewing Sockupied Spring 2015. I interview Amy Palmer, the editor of Sockupied and ask if anyone would like to take part in some sock science with me? You can join sock month at Knitting Daily and chat to Amy about your knitted socks via Twitter (@amypalmerknits)

I'm really grateful to all the people who have reached out to let me know you're enjoying listening and reading. Please keep letting me know what's inspiring you by tagging me @aplayfulday with the hashtag #aninspired2015

Love Your Blog continues and will finish at the end of the month. 

Hand knitted Sock Books/ Ebooks:

Coopknits Volume 1 &2 (also the link to sock bags of awesome)

Cookie A Sock Innovation and Knit.Sock.Love.

Sock Anatomy by Clare Devine

The Knitter's Book of Socks by Clara Parkes

Socktopus by Alice Yu

Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd

Socks from The Toe Up by Wendy D Johnson

Tiny Treads by Joeli Carpaco

At Meadow Yarns you can find hand dyed luxury sock yarn and the delightful patterns on offer from super-talented designers like Rachel Coopey. There's also plenty to choose from for a pair of basic ‘vanilla’ socks, knit with some self-patterning Opal sock yarn too. Click on the banner above for more information.

At Meadow Yarns you can find hand dyed luxury sock yarn and the delightful patterns on offer from super-talented designers like Rachel Coopey. There's also plenty to choose from for a pair of basic ‘vanilla’ socks, knit with some self-patterning Opal sock yarn too. Click on the banner above for more information.

Resources and Courses (includes affiliate links):

Silver's Sock Class great free online tutorials for learning different sock methods. 

Lucy Neatby's 'My First Sock Class' with Craftsy and her DVD sets all about different construction

Lara Neel's 'Socks my Way: Heel and Toe Variations' with Craftsy and her book Sock Architecture

Knit Sock Workshop by Donna Druchunas on Craftsy

OMG Heel by Megan Williams

Designing Yarn for Making Socks by Saratexturecrafts

Hudson Valley Winter Socks by Jill Draper for Creative Bug with the reknittable short row heel. 

Princess Soles

Bring in the spring with Berry Colorful Yarnings! From self striping to beautiful semi solids, you can find the answer to all you color needs at BCY, where color plays. Please click on the banner above for more information

Bring in the spring with Berry Colorful Yarnings! From self striping to beautiful semi solids, you can find the answer to all you color needs at BCY, where color plays. Please click on the banner above for more information

Socks and Wear:

Slipped Stitch heel tutorial

Clare Devine's Sock Surgery podcast series for Shiny Bees

Knitting Help Reinforcing Heels and Toes online tutorial

10 Tips for Longer Last Socks by Knitting Daily

 

Music Via Noise Trade

Fly, fly, fly by Adrina Thorpe

Silence Worth Breaking by Brooke Annibale