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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
1:37
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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August 17, 2016
Nancy C
I hate it I started watching it before I finished my scarf I am knitting because I want to finish it before I start my socks but I already have my yarn ready and fingers are itching to start. She is a wonderful teacher and I can understand her easily. Looking forward to making a new pair of socks every month from now on!! Thanks.
May 1, 2016
Moza A
Amazing class!
April 16, 2016
Carol G
I really enjoyed your class Learn to knit socks. I have tried many times to knit socks with friends trying to help me with know success only frustration. Lisa does a great and I look to taking more of her classes. Thank you for great instructions.
March 28, 2016
Loved this class. I learned how to knit socks!! I love my clover dpn's. I do wish you would make a class for two at a time toe up on cir. This is what I was looking for when I purchased this class. Also, if you could do a sock class with sock yarn instead of DK or sport. I live in Fl. and I cannot fathom wearing socks that heavy. Saying that I have to say you are an awesome teacher.
February 8, 2016
M W
I have been knitting socks for a few years. This class is awesome. I have learned so many new (to me) techniques. Thank you. I have taken other sock classes this by far is the best I've ever taken!

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