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Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Lisa Carnahan
Learn to Knit Socks
Learn to Knit Socks
Lisa Carnahan, Instructor

Keep your family's feet toasty warm with handknit socks! Learn 3 techniques on a classic sock pattern. Find out more in the Class Description below.

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Learn to Knit Socks FAQ

I am ready to start the heel flap of my sock, but am unsure of how to count the rows.Expand

You will count each row for the pattern. Right-side row + wrong-side row = 2 rows. So if the pattern tells you to work rows 1 and 2 once and then repeat those two rows 15 more times, this means that you will work a total of 16 repeats of the two rows. That will be a total of 32 rows. When you look at your knitting and count the actual rows, because you are slipping every other stitch, your fabric will look like you've only knit 16 rows.

When I am knitting the sock in the round, my sock is inside out.Expand

Your sock should have the smooth side (stockinette stitch) on the outside. If it is on the inside, just push the sock through the center of the needles to the outside. You may need to push your ball of yarn through the needles to get it to the proper position. You should be working with the needles that are closest to you. If your sock was inside out, you were probably working on the far side of your sock.

What weight and fiber are you using in the demonstration?Expand

For the demos I used Plymouth Yarn's DK Merino Superwash. It is 100% superwash fine merino wool.

Can I use this pattern to knit a toe-up sock?Expand

Sorry, but this pattern is for socks worked cuff down.

Can I use a sock-weight yarn with this pattern?Expand

No. The number of stitches in this pattern is calculated specifically for a DK- or sport-weight yarn with a gauge of 6 sts / 1". Using any other weight of yarn will result in a sock with improper sizing and poor fabric characteristics.

Play!
FREE -- Class Overview
1:37
Play!
FREE -- Introduction
3:12
Choosing the Best Yarn
6:20
Three Sock-Knitting Techniques
13:19
Basic Sock Construction
3:51
Casting On & Knitting the Cuff
25:26
Knitting the Leg
2:08
Working the Heel
28:51
Knitting the Foot
2:10
Working the Toe
15:01
Class Wrap-Up
1:10
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Knit Socks:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 12 customers.)

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August 10, 2014
Kathy H
I loved this class! I am a beginner knitter but the instructions were detailed and easy to understand, so I was able to complete my sock without any problems.
July 9, 2014
Tricia A
I have had little experience with knitting. One day, I decided I wanted to try knitted socks, but knew I couldn't, until I ran across Lisa's "Sock Knitting Class!" I used circular needles and love them! Thank you Lisa for your wonderful class and your quick responses in helping me through email.
Thank you Lisa!!!
June 22, 2014
Tracy S
Loved this class! I would have two pairs done, but puppy ate the first sock. I had tried on my own to learn how, but I couldn't get the gusset to work for me. All I needed was to see how it worked and now it's easy. Thanks so much.
June 17, 2014
Dorene M
I had taken a sock class at a local yarn shop, but they were always so busy it was hard to see the techniques needed for each step. I learned on the needles with cable, and have had no trouble with using that with this video. I especially like it because now I can do it at home, and am able to finish the project. I have made several different sizes of socks, and am able to adapt what I have learned here to other sock patterns. Thanks!
March 23, 2014
Mary Francis B
I enjoyed Ms. Carnahan's sock lesson, after one year of trying to knit my own sock I finally finished one after her class. She is a great teacher.

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