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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.

Lisa Carnahan
Learn to Knit Socks
Lisa Carnahan, Instructor
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Learn how to knit fabulous socks in this informative, online knitting class taught by knitted sock expert, designer and shop owner Lisa Carnahan. Best of all, this knitting class will teach you the three most popular methods of making socks so that you can knit socks with the technique YOU like best!

Everything you need to know to get started is right here in one knitting class -- the materials needed, construction of a sock and the three most popular technique options for knitting socks. Plus, you'll get a unisex Stockinette stitch sock pattern with a heel flap and gusset shaping. The sock pattern has eight sizes so you can knit a pair for the entire family. You'll learn as you create, gaining knowledge about knitting methods that include working the sock on double pointed needles, two circular needles and one long circular needle.

Get acquainted with the right yarns to select, different notions that can be used, demonstrations of knitting in the round, constructing the cuff, leg, heel, foot and toe, casting on stitches. You will get expert advice on working the heel flap, explanations of short rows and shaping and finishing the toe.

This knitting class will be suitable for someone with basic knowledge of knitting, including casting on, the knit stitch and the purl stitch.

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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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Customer Reviews for Learn to Knit Socks:

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4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 40 customers.)

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September 20, 2020
Van G
Brilliant class. I've always wanted to be able to knit socks and use dpns. The instructions are comprehensive and perfect for a beginner. The instructor takes you through the process, step by step and explains everything clearly as she's going along. I really appreciated being able to review sections too. I'm now on my third pair of socks and am confident using dpns.
Highly recommend this class, thank you!
April 29, 2020
Victoria L B
The class was to the point and quite excellent, I thought. The review capabilities are of course an Annie standard feature, and in this case come in especially handy. The only thing I really needed more help with and felt could have been improved was how to get the socks correctly mounted on 3 (in my case, 4) needles to begin with. Of course, the difficulties I had could've been my own fault, since I selected another pattern, an easier one for house slippers, to start with, thinking that it would be easier to learn on something more basic. I had therefore to adapt what I learned from Lisa's pattern to my new pattern. The hardest part was the very beginning, because I only had 8 stitches to mount on the 4 holding needles, and the sticks kept falling out, or getting twisted when I tried to do the first round or two. The rounds after that were quite easy. And of course, once I began working on an actual sock by Lisa's pattern, the whole matter became much easier even though I was knitting onto 4 sticks instead of her 3, because the more stitches you have to put on, the easier it is to do, because the stitches on each needle hold the whole structure in place if there's a greater number of them. So, that's the only part I felt could've been improved, letting us see more of how to start, and an example of the 5 total stick method as well. The rest was all copacetic.
August 7, 2018
Mary Lou K
This video was very helpful. I followed the instructor for my first sock, using the pattern provided. I just started a different sock pattern and went back to watch again when I got to the heel! Very much appreciated the ability to watch again and again!
March 3, 2018
Carolyn W
This is a great dvd for a new knitter learning on dpns. If you want to master the other methods, it is not as informative. I realize that I can rewind as many times as I need in order to master a technique, but the instructor flies through the Kitchener stitch and doesn't really explain it well. So on my project, the grafting of the toe looked funny and didn't turn out like hers. My only problem with the class was the toe part.
February 14, 2018
Connie M
I thought the class was very helpful. Very easy to follow and clear on each step of the process for socks on DPNs. I hope she does a class on circular needles start to finish in the future,

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