Episode 1311 – Foot Forward

This episode of Telly award-winning Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell is about putting your best foot forward with knitted socks and slippers.

Vickie is wearing the Minnette Pullover by Cassie Castillo, featured in Knitscene, Winter 2012.

For all the products and patterns featured on this season of Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell, visit our Pinterest boards.


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Along with Host Vickie Howell, sock book author and designer Cathy Carron guides us through the history of knitted socks and demonstrates how a World War I-era sock was made. Give it a try with a spiral sock pattern based on a pattern that is over 100 years old, but updated for today.

Download the pattern for Cathy Carron’s Do The Twist sock pattern.

Sponsored by Sixth & Spring Books.


Space to Space:

Vickie asks British sock designer Rachel Coopey of CoopKnits how she got into sock knitting and why she thinks socks are the perfect knitting project.



Katie Startzman, author of The Knitted Slipper Book guides us through the steps of making adorable felted slippers.

Download the pattern for Katie Startzman’s Sunday Morning Scuffs. This pattern has been updated as of 8/1/14.

Sponsored by Melanie Falick Books/Stewart Tabori & Chang.


Tools of the Trade:

Tanis introduces products that will help you become a prolific sock knitter in no time:

Carbonz DPNs from Knitter’s Pride

Sock Doctor Key Chain from PolarKnit

Sock Blockers from The Loopy Ewe

Sock Keeper from Knitting Notions

DP Needle Tube from Nancy’s Knit Knacks

Puppy Snips from Patternworks


Loose Ends:

Vickie Howell wraps up this episode with a technique for attaching an easy crocheted sole to your slippers.

Sponsored by Yarnspirations.


Get the entire Series 1300 of Knitting Daily TV at Interweave.com

ABOUT THE SHOW: Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell is an exciting needle crafts how-to program on public television covering everything from knitting and crochet to stitching, and beyond. The show introduces viewers to designers, authors and teachers and guides in learning new techniques using the latest products in yarn and fiber. Download free patterns, meet trendsetting knit and crochet designers, and improve or learn new skills and techniques.

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