How to Knit Your First Sock – Part 4

The final part of the How to Knit Your Sock series looks at knitting the foot, shaping the toe, grafting the toe, finishing and blocking your new socks.

This series on knitting a sock in four step by step articles is aimed at someone who is knitting their first sock.

Finished Step by Step sock

  • Part 1: you covered the anatomy of a sock, knitting the cuff and the leg section.
  • Part 2: you learn how to knit a strengthened heel flap which gives comfort and helps lengthen the lifespan of your hand knit sock and finally, turn your sock heel.
  • Part 3: shows how to set up for the gusset and gusset shaping.

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How to Knit Your First Sock – Part 3

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The How to Knit Your Sock series covers knitting a sock in four step by step articles for knitter’s who are knitting their first sock. I have used Opal sock yarn in the lovely Fairies and Elves colour 5523 to knit this pair of socks.

Finished Step by Step sock

  • Part 1: covered the anatomy of a sock, knitting the cuff and the leg section.
  • Part 2: explained knitting the heel flap and turning the heel
  • How to Knit Your First Sock – Part 3: shows how to set up for the gusset and gusset shaping.
  • Part 4: will look at knitting the foot, toe shaping and finishing.

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How to Knit Your First Sock – Part 2

The How to Knit Your Sock series covers knitting a sock in four step by step articles. In Part 1: you covered the anatomy of a sock, knitting the cuff and the leg section. It is aimed at knitter’s who are knitting their first sock. I have used Opal sock yarn in the lovely Fairies and Elves colour 5523 to knit this pair of socks.

Finished Step by Step Sock

In How to Knit Your First Sock – Part 2: you will learn how to knit a strengthened heel flap which gives comfort and helps lengthen the lifespan of your hand knit socks.  Then you will turn your sock heel. [Read more…]

How to Knit Your First Sock – Part 1

The How to Knit Your First Sock series covers knitting a sock in 4 step by step articles.

  • How to Knit Your First Sock – Part 1: will cover the anatomy of a sock, knitting the cuff and the leg section.
  • Part 2: will explain knitting the heel flap and turning the heel
  • Part 3: shows how to set up for the gusset and gusset shaping.
  • Part 4: looks at knitting the foot, toe shaping and finishing.
How to Knit Your First Sock is aimed at someone who would love to knit socks but has never tried before. However, I assumed that you are not knitting a sock as your very first knitting project and know how to increase, decrease, slip a stitch, knit and purl. There really isn’t much else to knitting a sock, other than keeping track of the number of stitches on your needles.
Sock Fairies and Elves 5523
There are so many beautiful sock yarns available and the finished socks are so comfortable, once you have knit your first pair, you will be bitten by the sock knitting bug, just as I have been. I hope you have fun knitting your first pair of socks…

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