Show Notes: Episode 118

There aren’t really notes today, kittens, due to low content. I finished my handspun socks and started a little more spinning. I talked a bit about my plans for Tour de Fleece and some other plans for Lamby Toes. Today is a heavy chat episode. If you want to play along in Sock it to Summer, please be sure to join the Knot A Podcast Ravelry group. If you’re interested in mini-skein swaps, check out this FaceBook group.

Thank you for spending some of your time with me today, kitten!


  1. Lisa says:

    Yay!! Thanks for mentioning my Sock Yarn Minis/Scraps Swapping Group on Facebook!! I really love all the details you went into on your sock – where you do your increases and so on. I have a question though, what is your gauge? You said you knit them on US 0, right? But that you’re a tight knitter? I’m curious because I’m a tight knitter too. I usually do my socks on US 2.5 and I get a gauge of about 8 stitches per inch. They fit fine enough but feel alittle big. I’ve knit tons of socks but I’m like you and I’m constantly tweaking things. Thanks!

  2. sewknitpicky says:

    Lisa, you’re most welcome!

    In an episode earlier this year, I answered some of those questions. I think I mentioned that these days I’m knitting my socks at a gauge of 9-10 spi and averaging around 9.5. I have definitely developed a preference for tighter-knit socks over the years! I gradually changed how I knit my socks, so definitely try going down a half needle size and do not increase the stitch count until you find what you like best. 🙂 I realize now that I started off knitting my socks way too loose, and as you’re describing, they fit well but seemed just a little too big. By the end of the day they would be falling off and the heels would be moving all around my foot.

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