Knitting: Socks

I’ve always wanted to learn how to knit socks as I’m a big fan of slipper socks (I live in them), and seeing all the lovely knitting photos on instagram made the urge more desperate.  However trying to knit them using 5 double pointed knitting needles proved to be a frustrating experience (but I’ll be going back to it).  

In the meantime I hit upon this wonderful video and I’ve been knitting frantically ever since.  I’ve waited until now before posting as I wanted to get I to the rhythm and perfect the technique first. As well as posting the link to the video, I’ve written out the heel and toe instructions. 

 Sock 1

Heel

Rows 1-10, knit 2 purl 2 (knit the knits, purl the purls) then stockinette stitch until you have desired ankle length and are ready to do the heel. 

R1 – purl until halfway,  place marker, purl rest of row. TW note : if I’m doing a separate heel colour, I change colour and knit halfway then place a marker. 

R2 -knit across leaving 1 stitch to the right of the         marker. (T)urn (W)ork. Purl across leaving 1 stitch on left needle. TW

R3 – knit across leaving 2 stitches to the right of the marker. TW and purl across leaving 2 stitches on left needed. TW 

R4 – knit across leaving 3 stitches to the right of the marker. TW and purl across leaving 3 stitches on the left needle. TW

R5 – knit across leaving 4 stitches to the right of the marker. TW and purl across leaving  4 stitches on the left needle. TW

R6 – knit across leaving 5 stitches to the right of the marker. TW and purl across leaving  5 stitches on the left needle. TW

R7 –  knit across,  remove marker and knit to end of the row. 

Continue with stockinette stitch until you have the desired foot length. 

Toe 

R1 – purl until halfway, place marker, purl rest of row.   TW. 

R2 – knit across leaving 1 stitch on needle. TW and purl across leaving 1 stitch to right of the marker. TW

R3 – knit across leaving 2 stitches on needle. TW and purl across leaving 2 stitches to right of the marker. TW

R4 – knit across leaving 3 stitches on needle. TW and purl across leaving 3 stitches to right of the marker. TW

R5 – knit across leaving 4 stitches on needle. TW and purl across leaving 4 stitches to right of the marker. TW

R6 – knit across leaving 5 stitches on needle. TW and purl across to the marker. Remove marker and finish the toe off as per video. To bind the sock together I turn it inside out,  pin it and then sew together.  

If I’m doing striped socks, I leave a length of wool before cutting and starting a new colour, this way I can see the sides together using the correct colour. 

By doing this, you don’t see the binding yarn when you turn it the right way. 

Sock 2

Heel

R1 – purl until halfway, place marker, purl rest of row.   TW. 

R2 – knit across leaving 1 stitch on needle. TW and purl across leaving 1 stitch to right of the marker. TW

R3 – knit across leaving 2 stitches on needle. TW and purl across leaving 2 stitches to right of the marker. TW

R4 – knit across leaving 3 stitches on needle. TW and purl across leaving 3 stitches to right of the marker. TW

R5 – knit across leaving 4 stitches on needle. TW and purl across leaving 4 stitches to right of the marker. TW

R6 – knit across leaving 5 stitches on needle. TW and purl across to the marker.

Toe

1 – purl until halfway,  place marker, purl rest of row. TW note : if I’m doing a separate heel colour, I change colour and knit halfway then place a marker. 

R2 -knit across leaving 1 stitch to the right of the         marker. (T)urn (W)ork. Purl across leaving 1 stitch on left needle. TW

R3 – knit across leaving 2 stitches to the right of the marker. TW and purl across leaving 2 stitches on left needed. TW 

R4 – knit across leaving 3 stitches to the right of the marker. TW and purl across leaving 3 stitches on the left needle. TW

R5 – knit across leaving 4 stitches to the right of the marker. TW and purl across leaving  4 stitches on the left needle. TW

R6 – knit across leaving 5 stitches to the right of the marker. TW  and purl across leaving 5 stitches on the left needle. TW and knit to marker. Finish off as before. 

Once you get the hang of it, they’re very easy to do and very addictive. 

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