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Knitting socks is a fun and portable knitting project.  There are so many wants to knit socks!  You can make them from the cuff down, or from the toe up.  You can choose any type of toe, heel, or stitch pattern that you like.  You can knit your socks with double pointed needles (DPNs), two circular needles at a time, or one long circular needle with the Magic loop technique.  You can make socks as simple or complex as you prefer!  We have tutorials for a wide range of sock knitting techniques.  

Step by Step Sock Video Tutorial
Kelley's Sock Class (v)--Kelley's sock class takes you step by step through knitting your first sock.  She uses a cuff down, Magic loop technique.

Knitting in the Round

Casting On
Cast Ons for Top Down Socks
Cabled Cast On  Stretchy
Knitted Cast On  Stretchy
Channel Islands Cast On  Creates a decorative picot edge
Tubular Cast On  Stretchy and looks good on ribbed cuffs

Cast Ons for Toe Up Socks
Crocheted Provisional Cast On  Crochet a chain and then pick up stitches with your sock knitting needle
Traditional Provisional Cast On  Crochet a chain directly onto your sock knitting needle

Heels and Toes

Binding Off
Bind Offs for Top Down Socks
Kitchener Stitch (v)  Also called grafting

Bind Offs for Toe Up Socks
Sewn Bind Off  Stretchy
Tubular Bind Off  Stretchy and looks good on ribbed cuffs

Finishing

Sock Darning

Other

Free Patterns

Knit Alongs

Note:   (v) indicates that the tutorial is a video.

Last updated by Kate Nov 17, 2009.

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