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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
up down
Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn to Knit Socks:

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4.5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 32 customers.)

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March 28, 2017
Sandy W
Great class I have enjoyed it very much and I'm hooked on socks Lisa is a great teacher looking forward for more of her classes.thanks
January 9, 2017
Syeda I
This is a good class. The teacher is very sweet and like her the way she explained. Some few thing want to mentioned about the joining the round, she should show more techniques. Her work is very neat and clean. Wanted to see also start from toe.
Recommend this class for all levels Knitter's.
December 15, 2016
Sharon V
Thank you so much! I've been knitting for 5 years, but had never attempted to knit socks until these past weeks. I was having such a hard time that I was ready to give up. I found this class and now I'm knitting socks without any problems. Love how the instructor explains everything step by step, nice and clear.

I absolutely recommend this instructional video.
December 6, 2016
Yvonne R
Absolutely Brilliant! Excellent teacher! Now, lots of socks are coming, for all my family, LOL!
Thank you for a brilliant class. (100 stars)
December 1, 2016
Josie
I'm still learning to knit. The instructor is easy to understand and I wasn't at all intimidated when I watched the class. However, because I'm still learning its hard for me to purl when starting a new needle. I can k2, p2 on the same needle but when I go to my next needle and have to start with a purl I have problems. I know I'll get it. I just need more practice.

I am really enjoying knitting and this class is exactly what I was looking for.

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