Every time we launch a new season of The Handmade Sock Society, I fall in love with socks all over again. Sock knitters are such a fun and adventurous bunch, and these secret pattern collections always have such an exciting build up.
Since the buzz began, I’ve heard from a lot of new sock knitters, or knitters who really want to join in with the fun but have been too intimidated to tackle the mystery of the sock. First of all, you’re not alone! A lot of people find the prospect of socks daunting. But the secret is that they’re not all that tricky. Honest.
Over the last few years, I’ve put together something we’ve taken to calling “The Sock Series”. They stated as emails and ended up here on the blog by popular demand. It a collection of tips, tricks, and resources on sock-knitting techniques that should make your first foray into the wonderful world of socks a little less scary. I’ve collected links to all those posts here:
Part 1 of The Sock Series: Choosing Yarn
Part 2 of The Sock Series: Needles and Techniques
Part 3 of The Sock Series: Casting On
Part 4 of The Sock Series: Avoiding Holes in the Gusset
Part 5 of The Sock Series: Closing the Toes
I hope you find them helpful! And if there’s anything else about sock knitting that worries you, or if there’s another sock-knitting topic you think we should add to the series, let me know.