Keep your feet warm and toasty even in the dead of winter with these quick, thick, and easy socks. The instructions for the "Stepping Stones" pattern covers the fundamentals of construction so that each sock will be a perfect fit. I would NEVER have attempted a sock if it wasn’t for you. DPN’s scare me! Thanks! Now I am at the toe decrease and totally lost. Talk about feeling my knitting skills take a quantum leap forward, like a knit-and-purl USS Enterprise lol Plus size chart Knit triangular scarf: a free guide Mouthguard sewing even for beginners without a sewing machine: With these instructions it works. It’s 12 sts total, and yes, it’s a little pointy. It will give you an in depth look at the anatomy of a sock. Hi there! Take an empty needle and pick up and knit six stitches along the side of the heel flap. I’ve read the pattern but I’m confused which needle to pick up the stitches with, one of the ones near the ankle or the one where you worked the heal with 20 stitches on it? The instructions are written beautifully and I love all the helpful hints. The row counter is also handy while turning the heel to help mark the needle with the section that isn’t supposed to be knit yet. This would be a perfect starter sock pattern for the new sock knitter. Just thought people might be interested in the information I learned while making socks. Help! I thought the stockinette pattern might get messed up if you don’t.. All sizes: With right side of work facing, pick up and knit 10(10,11,12)sts up left side of heel. I am at the toe decrease of the pattern. I have just completed my first ever pair of socks – they nearly match, and my son loves them! Plus size chart One for all – a model from the time of knitting! Do I leave them behind , grab another needle and start row 2? With the exception of the heel, which is worked back and forth on 2 needles, these socks are worked "in the round," to avoid a bumpy seam, using 4 double-pointed needles. 20(20,22,22)sts now on needle. I’m using 4 dpns am I supposed to be using a set of 5? Thanks for replying so quickly. You are a beginner in knitting socks and are looking for a simple, free step-by-step guide to knitting socks. Can I use sock yarn.And how would I do magic loop and two socks on one circular needles. I got it going now! “the foot Any changes for Medium (M), Large (L) or Extra Large (XL) are written in brackets. Attach a slipknot to the anchor peg on your loom. How do I do that? If you need additional help that these videos can’t provide, then you might want to consider taking the Knit Sock Workshop video course on Craftsy. Feet / Legs → Socks → Mid-calf. I love this easy pattern. Completely free. this is my first time trying this pattern out?! Use whichever one suits you! So I tried this pattern for the first time making socks ever and it worked like a dream for me !! I appreciate your pattern and help. Hi Brenda- Also it sounds like the needle that my last row of turning the heel is still on will be the one used to pick up stitches but I don’t see how to do it. Notes on the pattern for those interested in teaching: I designed this pattern to teach first-timers to knit socks, so there are a number of simplifying design features: As with all of my patterns, you’re welcome to sell anything you make with the pattern. The ‘ssk’ is a decrease that’s not literally, ‘slip slip and then knit’. I might actually be able to do this! If you don’t have the number of stitches that the pattern says you should have, then it seems like you’ve encountered a problem somewhere along the way. All you need to be able to do is work in the round, decrease and pick up stitches, and you can make these socks! They may not be the socks that you want to wear every day, but I think that you’ll be a less discouraged sock knitter if you learn the basics on a project that you’ll finish quickly. @Lori- whilst I’m here- another question- just before i start decresing for the toes, how many stiches should i have over the top of the foot? Gingham Play Fabric Bundles are back in stock! I had another question. Instruction goes right to row 2 after that . When it is worked in the round, it is all knit. Divide evenly between needles; join, taking care not to twist. It’s like a new language to old knitters. I think i threw it out, with the needles, even, when I was cleaning last year. The pattern of these Ribby Socks may look complicated, but it’s actually very simple to knit -- with amazing results! I am almost finished with the first sock. The pattern states which needle you should be picking up stitches with. When knitting on double point needles, one extra needle (in this case, the fourth one) is used for the knitting. Gauge. One question before I start: it says about 200yards of yarn. When you get to the end of the row instructions, (in this case, on the RS -right side) you need to stop and begin your next row ( now you willl be on the WS – wrong side). Thanks for your help, I really appreciate it. Do I simply pick up, or pick up and knit (somehow). Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. I thought knitting every row was garter and alternating rows of knit and purl was stockinette? Rnd 1 (right side): [K1,p1] to end of rnd. Hi Donna- I think I may have found help at a different video, it shows a smaller baby sized sock, but I think I get it. I’m afraid that doing a video tutorial for the process of making an entire pattern would be quite an undertaking. The stitches are evenly distributed on 3 needles which form a triangle; the remaining needle is the working needle. It’s almost 3 AM here, and I didn’t read the instructions carefully enough. Or a video link . Thank you soooooo much! My question is i have purl side outside of sock and look . Hi Emma- Hi Shari- Where I’m getting stuck is the repeat from *. Matching patterns and sock … Hi I was wondering if you would consider doing a video guide or tutorial to go with this pattern? Linda. 16.Haz.2019 - Knitting socks – you can do that as a beginner with our instruction guide! Thanks again. Here is where my confusion comes in….. after I do the ssk and k1 I have 5 left on the left needle . Maybe I’m the only one who had trouble with that, but from my beginner point of view, the sl1, k1, psso is easier to understand and to follow. 100g of 4 ply self patterning sock yarn. Thank you answering my question. The way I did it (which I’m not positive is right, but looks good) is to leave the remaining stitches on the needle. i am confused and it becomes very important when decreasing at the toes (i’ve made a bit of a mess at the gusset part but i will do better on the second sock but i’m flumoxed by “slip marker”). Sorry to confuse you. 3rd needle: K1, sl1, k1, psso, knit to end of needle.Rnd 2: Knit. This is what you said for working the foot part of the sock: @Carolyn- They’re sized for a woman, check out details in the pattern. The cuffs, heel and tip are knitted faster than you think. Hi there- I was so determined to learn to do a sock, maybe even make two! The way I have it set up is I’m keeping the markers on the same stitch and slipping that stitch on each round- is that what I’m supposed to do? That was helpful, thank you! I must be thick but I can’t find how to download (copy) the pattern instructions for the Easy Peasy Socks. I noticed I also get better results when knitting socks with any yarn with elastic thread. They can be, but the instructions refer to putting stitches on certain double point needles… so if it’s your first pair of socks, it might be confusing to do them on a circular. Anyway, thanks for the pattern!, Sock Knitting Night – Wed Sept 25th, 7:30 – 10:30 PM - Vancouver Hack Space,, Fall Projects | Retrofitting Vintage Fall Projects | All of the Good, None of the Garbage,, So many socks – Seaford Spinners and Weavers, 25 Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginners - 編み物, 5 Knitting Projects for Beginners - DiscussDesk – Programming Blog on PHP Tutorial, JQuery, Ajax, Online Demo, and Download Code, 101 Things To Do When You Are Stuck Inside - Food Life Design, Short cuff, so it’s quick to get started learning ‘sock-y’ things. What am I doing wrong????? Mark end of rnd by threading short length of contrasting colour yarn through work between first and last st. Rnds 2 to 6: Continue in [k1,p1] ribbing. Remember that a Heel flap is just a set of decreases staggered to make the rounded shape. My socks weren’t getting the snug feel I wanted without it and kept flopping off, but it might have been the way I knit. Hi Judy- I’m sorry you find the term ssk confusing. It’s not explicitly referred to in the instructions as it doesn’t carry any stitches, however, it is called for in the materials requirements. 2nd needle: K1, sl1, k1, psso, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Join, being careful not to twist. Right under the photo, click ‘click here to download’! . The ssk is a decrease over 2 stitches… I’ve met a number of people who slip 2 stitches, and then knit the next stitch, which will result in the incorrect number of stitches at the end of the heel flap. I tried that and it didn’t look right. yarn ideas. It’s easier for me to help you out than via blog comments… No maam! Thanks Stacey! My heel is off to the side and falling off the sock. Do you know an easy way to figure out where my decreases start? Have I done something wrong. I also did improved ssk which makes it much easier to do that stitch i am up to turning the heel so i hope do rest of the sock goes ok. Linda, I’m at the turning the heel bit of the pattern and I’m sure I was following the pattern exactly but I ended up getting to the 5th and 6th rows realizing I didn’t have enough stitches left on my needle to complete the row properly. To make slippers, hand-stitch suede soles onto finished socks using heavy-duty polyester thread. But that being said I do have a question – the toe decrease…am I supposed to have 12 stitch total or 12 on 2 needles for a total of 24 for when I bind off bc I somehow ended up with a perfect1st timer sock until it reaches the tip of my big toe, and then it turns into a pointy elf sock !! It’s my first time knitting a sock, and I’m feleing confident that I’ll get the hang of it! Hi Stacey, Thanks, Pingback: So many socks – Seaford Spinners and Weavers. Repeat rows 3 & 4 until all sts at the ends are used up, ending with a knit … I’m sorry you’re having trouble! This is the first sock try. I can’t figure out what I did wrong , Hi Stacy, I figured it out i was doing good up to part i have to decrease i wasn’t paying attention i notice big boo boo i was wondering why had so many stitches heel is so start over with different color yarn see how it goes this time. I’ve only followed one pattern before and that was a knitted wash cloth. Do you have a utube? Then what stitch will you start back up with on row 2 of the heel turn? Lol. If you’re still having difficulties, how about you send me an email? I think I can help you! I love this pattern. Entire armies of feet were warmed by socks lovingly made by mothers, wives and even strangers back home. Can this pattern be used with fingering? Carolyn, Hey Carolyn- In Row 1 of turning the heel (k12, ssk, k1), I can’t figure out what to do with the remaining stitches… I have 20 stitches on the first double pointed needle, and I’ve knitted and purled my 20 rows, as the pattern says, so if I knit 12, slip slip and then knit the two I slipped, and knit a final stitch, that leaves me with five on the needle… Am I missing something? Now I have time to knit a warm set before the snow falls—I have a feeling I will knit many more in the winters to come. Thank you, Stacey. Hi Vikki- It sounds to me like either the stitch marker was in the wrong place, or you started the end of the round somewhere funny and therefore were decreasing on the wrong side of the stitch markers. Pingback: Sock Knitting Night – Wed Sept 25th, 7:30 – 10:30 PM - Vancouver Hack Space. I’ve only knit it once for my Man Socks. CO stitches to dpns (double-pointed needles). The pattern is written correctly! Do you have the same pattern converted to the thinner yarn. Your pattern was so easy to follow (apart from the toe bit which threw me completely – my fault, not the pattern’s). Which sock yarn, knitting needles, knitting technique? from where to where? You should be fine. Thank you! Save your pretty self-striping sock-weight yarn for your next pair. Unfortunately one of my stitch markers fell off the needle and I’m about to start the toe, what should I do? I just bang a pair of these off and make someones day brighter. Knitting: Knitting for Beginners – A Complete Step-By-Step Guide To Knitting Like a Pro! Suggested yarn any sock/fingering weight yarn. Slip rem 7 sts of heel onto beg of first needle. For a plain stockinette stitch sock, simply knit every stitch of every round until the foot length measures 2 inches less than the desired total length (approximately at the base of the big toe for adult socks). This crochet sock pattern from Nadine's Patterns is a seamless toe-up ankle sock pattern. Needle 1: K1, m1, k 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5). A translation is now available in … 14 sts now on needle. Knit socks – you can do it even as a beginner with our instruction guide! Divide so 12(12,14,14)sts are on each of first 2 needles and 16 sts are on third needle. I get to the end of the k1, *sm, k2tog. I am got the cuff done and now up to heel flap it says on needle 1 you will knit 20 stitches RS and then WS I am feeling pretty confident about using the finer wool now I’ve finished two using your pattern . Turn.Row 2: SI1, k7, sl1, k1, psso, k1. Will the size come out the same and what size needles would i use? Any ideas. Sorry!!! I’m not quite sure what ‘this problem’ is… have you browsed through all of the comments for replies? I’ll rip out to the end of flap and try again. This revised and refreshed third edition of Knitting For Dummies features new knitting patterns, refreshed and additional projects, a new bibliography and suppliers list, and improved step-by-step knitting instructions. The gusset of a sock knits the leg stitches and the heel stitches back together. In the pattern after knitting the heel flap, I should have 20 sts left on the needle. I suppose I’m a little confused on if the marker should change stitches. Sorry if this is obvious, I’m just not really used to reading these patterns yet. The first pair you knit ought to be with thick yarn—slightly thicker than sport weight, but sport weight will be fine. The ‘ssk’ is a decrease that isn’t just slipping, slipping and knitting. Eventually, you’ll work down those 20 stitches to 12 just by following the pattern. I’m so lost !!!! Work to exact tension with specified yarn to obtain satisfactory results. I’m having the same problem that Ashtons having. Is this where I would ask? (knitting ... socks, crocheting for dummies patterns) [Selton, Dianne] on TO BEGIN HEEL:Slip last 10(10,11,11)sts from 3rd needle, then first 10(10,11,11)sts from first needle onto single needle (for heel), thus having marker at centre. Even when they gave way to the store-bought variety, granny's handknits made great bed socks on cold winter nights. Can you help me to guide me in a first time pattern to follow to teach me how? K to 2 sts before next marker, ssk. On the second sock I just purled another row after the 12th heel flap row to try and remedy this, but is that the right thing to do? Thank you for this pattern. It’s the PU part of the gusset…right after the “turning of the heal” I don’t understand how to pick up stitches “ON THIS NEEDLE” I just can’t picture what to do and I checked out others’ on utube and every one shows a DIFFERENT way and NONE seem to be using THIS needle to PU on. Turn.Row 6 (right side): Sl1, k11, Sl1, k1, psso, k1. For a durable, sturdy fabric, knit socks to the firm tension given. @Lynn- The toe stitch markers should be at the sides of the foot, so you can figure out where they should be by putting the sock on (or pretending to) with the heel in the right spot on your foot. Perhaps it is just me, but I tend to be a visual learner and a video showing the turning the heel part and such would be very helpful! The stitches should be easy to find because they are the slipped stitches along the edge of the heel flap. But then there are RS and WS? No problem… it’s a very common oopsie! Then, pull the first loop over the second loop and tug the tail of the yarn to tighten it. thanks so much I got it finished. BONUS: As an added bonus this book includes a knitting glossary at the end, for you to use to help understand knitting jargon! What do I do with the 5 left ?.. Thank you! I finally got on my computer, read the comments on your article here and followed Marilyn’s advice about replacing it with sl1, k1, psso and I got it on the first try ! Sally, Hi there! These socks are designed with the first-time sock knitter in mind. I don’t have markers in the spots to ‘sm’. Thank you, thank you! I would love to knit these socks however after downloading pattern it is french is there any chance you would email it too me please. With 2nd needle, knit across 20(20,22,22)sts on st holder (instep). “slip marker” means move the marker from the left needle to the right needle. Or work heel and toe in contrasting colour yarns, work-sock style. x, Pingback: Fall Projects | Retrofitting Vintage Fall Projects | All of the Good, None of the Garbage. With this book you will learn: Sock knitting basics such as sizing and knitting test swatches How to choose the correct yarns and needles for knitting your socks Sock Cast-on techniques, such as, long tail cast on, Eastern/ Turkish cast on How to knit socks from the t Now I started with the the k12 , ssk, k1. Hi Jan! I’ve ordered some chunkier weight yarn (not the super chunky) and wanted to try. Thanks for making such an easy worsted weight sock pattern. Just click the link in the post to download the pattern. Remove marker. Can’t wait to try it out on a long train/bus trip tomorrow. Now that you know how to make socks, you can move onto fingering weight ones They will have a more ‘refined’ shape! and at the start of the heel where do the 20 stitches come from ? I really want to learn!!!! @Victoria- ‘sm’ refers to slipping ring stitch markers. Depending on your knitting style, you may need to change your needle size. I don’t think i understand what you mean by sm- slip marker, slip it where? Thank you very much for this pattern. If you require more assistance, I suggest signing up for an online class or taking a class in your local yarn shop. My stitch markers fell off , I was knitting on my couch and recovering from a really awful cold. It’s a video course, so you’ll learn everything you need to know! Hi Abby- Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Turn.Row 8 (right side): Sl1,k12, sl1, k1, psso. I can’t believe I am making a sock. I used the Magic loop method and it seems to be working for me. I am excited to try it out and make my first pair of socks. I have used 100% wool for knitting socks but if you don’t have time to hand wash your socks and have a tendency to pop them into a mesh bag and wash them on the cool wool wash in the washing machine, you will find that sock yarn which has 75% wool and 25% nylon works best. I always have issues with the gusset do u have a video on it. I got cuff done now on heel flap working on 20 stitches my question is when i knitted first row on outside of my sock is purl and when i knit i see inside the sock is that right or do i just turn sock right side out? I just finished (it is 12:32 am here) my first adult sock using this pattern. I would just turn it an extra time so that your purl stitches are on the inside. My sister wears a 5 and my daughter a 10 so I hoped to get an average of 7 or 8. If you are short on stitches in the heel turn, chances are that you are doing the ssk incorrectly. I don’t know if you want me to pick up the stitches with the needle that has the heel round or the next needle in line. Most troubles folks are having have very nice replies with solutions! Using the thicker yarn makes a cozy slipper type sock, which will be perfect for a Florida winter. Which end of the ‘heel flap’ needle do I pick up on (the end with the yarn, or other end)? I am so glad I found your page. Hi Sasha- This is my first time knitting socks. I like Churchmouse Yarn and Tea’s Basic sock pattern if you’re interested in fingering weight. I’m so confused !! Wrap enough scrap yarn around the cuff to darn a hole or two, then tuck into one sock. Hi! When you click the link to download, just scroll down past the French version and the English version is there. I came up three stitches short. Do I need to use the fourth needle? Knit. There should be the same number of stitches between the markers. I have been knitting for over 50 years (yes, I started at 10) and have never done these out of fear. I love the socks I’ve made! These are stitch markers that sit on the needle themselves, and so to ‘slip’ one means to move it from the left needle to the right needle. Slip rem 20(20,22,22)sts onto st holder (for instep). Thank you! Unfortunately, it sounds like a case where you’ll have to rip back to picking up the stitches… but you can do it! Very helpful for first time knitter. Ahhhhhhhh!!!! I’ve got my sock fixed. I am so thrilled! Daff. TO SHAPE TOE:Rnd 1: First needle: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. It can easily be adjusted to the … The heel is worked in short rows… please take a browse through the comments to see some lovely resources! You can look up any needle size you need! In response to all the requests we've received, here's a pattern for simple, sporty socks that guarantees success the first time you tackle a pair. Need more sock help? Thank you so much for this sock pattern. I have stopped knitting because I have the length I want it and I have read the toe part instructions over and over again I can’t see to understand it?! + 7 Bonus Knitting Projects ( With Pictures! Looks like her heel was bound off before she started the gusset part. instructions are clear and it’s so satisfying wearing them! I recommend the visual-oriented learners take Donna Drachunas’s Knit Sock Workshop on Craftsy. I’m at the point to do the toe and one of my markers feel off. The toe has 4 decreases per round (two k2tog and two ssk). The two main types of heels worked with the sock are short-row heels and heels with heel flaps. Here is a handy conversion chart: If I repeat I go past the end of the round. Guessing that means count off. If there is only one set of figures, it applies to all sizes. I just finished the gusset and now beginning to foot. Does that make sense? It’s so nice that it’s an easy one with worsted weight because I have so much to learn all over again!!! There are two files available, a French and an English one. Just click where it says “Click here to download.” . Also, after using Utube as a resource for knitting socks with double pointed needles, I saw that a fourth needle was necessary to knit the sock. What are RS and WS? I have just been knitting straight across the bottom and then decreasing at the sides again. Thank you for giving pemission for the ladies at Warm-Up-America to use your sock pattern. Thanks for making the instructions so easy to read (ie triangle-y; I get that!) Hae , Knitting has a video of the stitch, and it’s worth learning, since it’s the second most popular decrease (next to k2tog) that you’ll find in knitting. @Amanda- the stitch markers at the toe should be exactly on the sides, which means there will be an equal number of stitches at the top and bottom. I will try that and let you know how I did later! Hi Ann! That wasn’t mentioned in the pattern. My computer isn’t cooperating either and won’t download the pattern so could u please email it to me? Once I’m done with the part before the repeat, I’m at the bottom of the sock. This sounds great, looking forward to trying it out! Knit to end of round. stacey. On the first row, you don’t knit all of your stitches. It shapes the sock so it fits around the heel and the top of the foot. 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