Welcome to my sock knitting workshop aimed at those who have never tried sock knitting before.
I am going to walk you through knitting a mini sock on 4 double pointed needles (dpn’s).
After you have knitted your sample mini-sock you will be able to progress to knitting full size socks.
If you wish to skip this section, click the button above to find tutorials on knitting full size socks.
You should be able to complete this practise sock within a few hours.
Please make sure that you have your instructions to hand, then you just need your yarn and some needles and we should be ready to get started.
There are 10 videos for you to watch, in which I will talk you through each step to creating your mini sock.
This first video looks at the parts of a sock and casting on.
Once you have cast on your stitches you need to join the stitches for knitting in the round and start knitting the cuff of the sock.
Here is a little tip which you may find handy.
When you have knitted the rib for the cuff you are ready to knit the leg of the sock.
I hope that you are getting a bit more used to wielding all those needles now and enjoying this process.
Here I am again to guide you through creating the heel flap.
Knit the heel flap and then watch the next video which shows how to turn the heel.
There we go! Easy peasy!
Now I am going to pick up stitches at each side of the heel flap.
Watch the video to see how it’s done and then off you go.
You have almost knitted your first sock!
Now you need to knit the foot and I’m sure you’re getting into the swing of things.
A bit more shaping to do and we are almost finished.
You will need a tapestry needle (any needle with a large eye should do the trick) for this final piece of the project.
You’re done and I hope you have had a good time knitting your very first sock.
Before we move on, I have a short demonstration of how I make self stripe socks that match.