How to knit socks for beginners - with video tutorials!


Are you looking to knit some socks but not sure how?  Maybe you've knit yourself a pair or two but they don't fit, or you're looking to improve your sock knitting? If this sounds like you, you're in the right place.

Pictured is me with all the socks I knit in 2021

I LOVE knitting socks, If you've been following me for a while on either my Instagram or designs on Ravelry you'll have noticed I'm a bit obssesed. Socks are an amazing way to being able to express yourself in your knitting. The first project I ever knit was socks and I was addicted ever since.

Now I did not get the socks right on the first try, actually far from it! The first pair of "socks" I made was for my husband.. and let's just say they were more VERY loose slippers for maybe a Bigfoot! But it taught me how to knit, purl, turn a heel and work on double pointed needles. 

 

Pictured is my Perfect Worsted Weight Socks 

 

Alright enough about me, let's get your started on your sock knitting journey.  First up let's go over what you'll be needing for this pair of socks.  

If this is your first pair of socks I would recommend going with a thicker weight of yarn from a DK weight to Worsted weight.  I have some paid for patterns you can purchase with all the details you'll need to create your perfect fitting pair of socks. 

Purchase Perfect DK Weight Sock Pattern

Purchase Perfect Worsted Weight Sock Patter

Purchase Perfect Top Down Socks Pattern

Purchase Perfect Toe Up Socks Pattern 

If you're looking to venture into the fingering weight pairs of socks I have both a Top down and a Toe up Pattern on Ravelry. 

Getting Started With Knitting Socks; 

TOE UP CAST ON

TOP DOWN LONG TAIL CAST ON 

THE FULL TOP DOWN TUTORIAL 

THE FULL TOE UP TUTORIAL 

HEEL FLAP AND GUSSET FOR TOP DOWN SOCKS 

FULL AFTERTHOUGHT HEEL 


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