Knitting Socks Methods and Free Patterns
Socks Using Self Striping Or Solid Color Yarn
Knitting socks have become a popular trend.
There are several ways to knit socks. All equally as effective. After trying some of the following methods you will settle into the one that fits your needs and is most comfortable for you. But don't be afraid to try each method..I am so glad that I did.
I believe that any one of these methods can be used for the beginning level sock knitting. Including knitting - socks - and - free - patterns
DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES:..This form of knitting is done using 4 or 5 needles that are pointed on each end. When using four needles you will be working in a triangular shape ,although creating a circular tube. Three needles form a triangle and the fourth needle is your working needle as you work around. When using five needles it will appear as you are working in a square fashion, although it is circular as in a tube, four needles form the shape of a square the fifth needle being your working needle as you work your way around the square. This is the first method that I learned. I still use it at times..I use it mostly when Knitting Hats.
MAGIC LOOP is a method of knitting with a very long circular needle as you knit a very small circumference while knitting in the round.
TOE UP: Most commonly socks are knit starting at the cuff and worked down to the toes. Using the TOE UP method you would begin at the toe working up to the cuff. The advantage of working this method is that you can try them on as you go and there are no seams to join.
TWO AT A TIME: Knitting two socks at once using the magic loop method on either a a single very long circular needle or two very long circular needle of the same size. The advantage of this method is that you avoid what is commonly known among knitters "THE SECOND SOCK SYNDROME". Which means you have finished one sock and now you need to start all over and do the other one, when all the while you really what to dive into that new ball of yarn you purchased and start a new pair of socks or other project.
Mind The Gap
Double Pointed needles
Knit Using Double Point Needles
How To Knit With Double Point Needles
Learn how to knit using double point needles, in 8 steps. At WikiHow , you will learn How to Knit With Double Pointed Needles. Double pointed needles are great for many projects, such as socks. Although they can be intimidating because they look like you could accidentally poke your own eye out, they are very easy once you get started..
Peace fleece classic wool socks
Made from a heavy, durable wool, these basic socks are warm and comfortable. Easy to follow instructions, even for those who are new to sock knitting. Although the pattern only calls for one or two colors, these socks can actually be made in as many colors as you wish.
Free pattern from Canadian Living: CLASSIC WOOL SOCKS
Two At A Time
Two At A Time
Knit And Tonic
Knitting two socks at a time:
Getting Started :
Could it be that the reason some people avoid knitting two socks at one time is because getting started seems difficult or confusing.
I know that was the reason it took me so long getting started. Now is the time to get started and it easy to learn here.
Learn how to cast on for two socks at a time. At Knit And Tonic
Two At Once Toe Up Sock Pattern
Pattern instructions is a free download.
This technique is so simple and clever that sock knitting is even possible for a beginner. Requires 2 to 3 balls of most Knit Picks sock yarns.
Knitting Patterns and Crochet Patterns from KnitPicks
Toe Up Socks
Free Toe Up Baby Sock Pattern
A beginner toe up baby sock pattern for aran or worsted-weight yarn,
using the magic loop method.
This is a great way to learn all the parts of a toe-up sock in a two-hour project ...
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Judy's Magic Cast On (Starting Toe Up Socks)
Self Striping Yarn
Books For Sock Knitting
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here are several ways to knit socks. All equally as effective. After trying some of the following methods you will settle into the one that fits your needs and is most comfortable for you. But don't be afraid to try each method..I am so glad that I did.