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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
up down
Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Knit Socks:

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4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 20 customers.)

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August 20, 2015
Anne S
I finally get Kitchener stitch. The process has always seemed illogical but now, easy peasy. Thank you.
August 12, 2015
Julie H
Excellent class! I was unable to knit socks until I used this video. Lisa provided detailed, STEP-BY-STEP instructions at a speed that was designed for a beginner. A++.
August 5, 2015
Paula B
I was very disappointed with the class. I was looking for 2 at a time on a circular needle. She showed the different methods of knitting but then went back to the dp method. To me it was a wasted 24.95.
July 28, 2015
Gwendolyn B
I have tried many things and have been unsuccessful until now. I have tried a class that had too many people in it, so you did not get personalized assistance when you needed it. I tried books thinking I could teach myself that failed miserably, and last but not least I have paid for online classes that were as clear as mud. But Mrs. Carnahan's was just what the knitting doctor prescribed. It is clear and easy to follow. She does not speed through the instruction and she takes her time as if she is teaching a beginner. This is what I needed someone to take their time and show me step-by-step. She is an AWESOME instructor. I look forward to enjoying more of her classes in the future. Thanks Mrs. Carnahan you are an A+ instructor.
July 21, 2015
Tamera G
Excellent class!!! I was always intimidated by the double pointed needles sense I don't knit that much to begin with. My adult son had asked me to learn to make socks for him when he was a teenager and he asked again several years ago so I finally found a class in it and decided to tackle it. I couldn't believe how easy it was to learn how to do this once I saw it being done. I loved being able to pause while I caught up and then started again. This class made all the difference in the world for learning how to knit socks. I've made quite a few pairs of socks sends learning and I'll always remember how I learned!!

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