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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.

FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Choosing the Best Yarn
Three Sock-Knitting Techniques
Basic Sock Construction
Casting On & Knitting the Cuff
Knitting the Leg
Working the Heel
Knitting the Foot
Working the Toe
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Knit Socks:

Average Rating:
4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 8 customers.)

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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.
March 16, 2014
Debbie L
This is just the class I needed to give me the confidence to knit socks. Lisa Carnahan is an excellent teacher and has made me into an absolutely obsessed sock knitter! Thanks Annie's and Lisa!
March 12, 2014
Stephanie O
I'm given this class 2 stars because I think more time should have been spent on the other techniques not just DPNs. I was lost for a long time trying to get the magic loop technique down. If you are trying to learn how to knit socks on dpns then this class is great. But if you want to use other techniques I would shop around.
February 25, 2014
Lorena M
I just watched this video and am now ready to try my first pair of socks. I have read many patterns and while I wouldn't consider myself and expert knitter I am not a beginner at all. However, socks have Scared me to the point of just never even attempting them. I love the ease and pace of this video. The instructor has such a gentle nature and voice that makes me want to watch it again and again (which I'm sure I will) as I knit my first pair.

I'm so glad I purchased this video and plan to get started tomorrow after my "day job" as a nurse. BRING ON THE YARN, I'm ready to knit.
February 10, 2014
Lucia S
I had never tried to knit socks before, afraid it was beyond my knitting skills. With this class It could not have been easier. The teacher is excellent and revealed - actually showed - step by step all the "secrets", specially how to make the friendly & helpful, thank you for the good work. Now I can knit beautiful & comfortable socks. My husband is very happy and his feet are worm. The heels. I'm glad I purchased this class. Very first pair I made for him, who was so proud of having warm and nicely fit hand-knitted socks.

Thank you very much,

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