Are you looking for the best instructions for knitting socks? If you're just learning how to knit socks, a step-by-step tutorial may get you up and running quickly. Get the materials you need and follow the directions to construct a pair of socks that you'll be proud to wear.
A Beginner's Guide to Knitting Socks Using Double Pointed Needles
This is the conventional method of making socks because it is a time-tested method that can accommodate any gender or shoe size. This tutorial teaches you how to knitting socks quickly and effortlessly using a simple pattern.
To make these socks, what are the materials you'll need?
- needles with a diameter of 2.50 mm (6 to 8 inches long)
- Around 100 to 150 grams of sock material for a 2.50 mm needle
- Tape measure for measuring
- Needle and scissors for sewing tapestry
- A crochet hook with a shank of 2.0 mm in diameter (this is optional)
- Stitch stoppers and stoppers are available as an add-on accessory.
- You'll need a 100-gram yarn and two 50-gram yarn if you desire to combine colors. For consistency and texture, it's critical to prevent combining brands.
Here's a step-by-step tutorial about how to knit socks from scratch.
How To Start Knitting Socks
To begin knitting socks, you must first determine how many stitches to cast on. In order to verify that your gauge is accurate, knit a sample and do the necessary calculations thereafter.
Part 1: Using the double pointed needles, cast on 30 stitches and knit 30 rows in stockinette pattern. Bind your work at this point to complete the process.
Part 2: Rinse and dry the finished sample.
Part 3: Determine the number of stitches needed to cover 5 cm.
Part 4: Make sure that the broadest section of your foot, often your heel or ankle, is taken into consideration.
Part 5: Do the math.
- Divide the measured width by the amount of threads you've used.
- Multiply the obtained number by the diameter of your foot.
- Round to the closest four-digit number.
Getting the Cuff Knitted
This approach is simple for newcomers, unlike following patterns that require precision that might be tedious due to numerous unraveling.
To begin knitting the cuffs, select your double-pointed needles and count the amount of stitches you need to cast on. How to knit the cuff is explained in detail in this tutorial below.
Use the long tail cast on method to add one additional stitch to your pattern. Four needles should be used to cast on the stitches. This method of knitting cast-on can be learned.
Slide the first stitch on the first needle to the final needle to join the circle. Make a second pass over the slipped stitch. Continue by putting the last stitch back onto the first needle and completing the step.
A 2x2 rib is worked for about 3 inches.
It's normal to feel a little jittery at the beginning rounds of a new project. So, after a few rounds, hold on tight; everything will settle down.
How to Knit a Leg
Following completion of the cuff, you'll need to begin knitting the leg. You should stick to garter stitching as a newbie rather than use complicated designs.
The socks won't need to be unraveled or knit from the beginning, saving you time and effort. We'd want to know how to make socks with legs.
Part 1: Knit the whole row.
Attempt to fit the piece to check whether it's comfy after 30 rows of knitting. Adjusting the amount of threads you cast on is an option if you don't like the original cast on.
Part 2: Write down the width of your leg at its broadest point. Take a tape measure and wrap it around the cuff; you'll need this. Go up to the point where you measured the circumference.
Socks that are too wide at the ankles might be difficult to knit. If you're knitting socks for someone with narrow ankles, you may end up with socks that are too short. Knitting on a large number of threads and reducing them one by one until you reach the desired number of threads is a simple solution to this problem.
The Heel of a Sock
At the back of the shoe, you'll find a gusset, heel flap, and heel itself. Here's a video showing you how to knit this particular segment of the socks.
Round up to the closest multiple of four the number of stitches you cast on. The number of stitches needed to knit the heel flap is calculated using this formula. Knit flat, this section.
Part 1: Repeat the pattern, on the right side.
The heel flap must equal the sole-to-ankle-knuckle distance. Use a tape measure to verify that this length is correct.
Part 2: Taking a Step Back
Part 3: Proceed with the slip stitch pattern after knitting to the heel's center point. Do not complete this row; circle around.
Part 4: Follow this pattern: Right-side, knit to the stitch just behind the gap, and then turn around and repeat from the other direction.
Part 5: Work this pattern from the right side in the following manner: knit to the gap's final stitch.
Select Seam Stitches
Most newbies avoid picking up stitches because they believe it would be difficult. Since it's obvious, the inverse is true. In order to carry out this stage, below are the instructions.
Part 1: Make a sock by knitting across the heel.
Using the opposite side of your heel flap as a guide, sew through each slipped knot on the edge and continue stitching.
Part 2: Insert a stitching marker in the space between the stitches.
Step 3: Double-check that you have the same number of stitches on both ends.
Part 4 Join the circle by knitting across the left stitches.
Part 5: Using your crochet hook, pick up one thread from the gap and place a stitch marker.
Continue by knitting across the heel to finish the job.