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with Ann Budd
Online Class

Essential Skills for Sock Knitting

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Conquer sock knitting essentials that ensure success! Join designer Ann Budd and learn little details that make things easier at every step. During class, you'll see how to knit identical socks toe-up and cuff-down, and find out how to troubleshoot any tricky situations that pop up along the way. Ann will begin by demonstrating how to take accurate measurements before helping you conquer popular sock cast-ons and bind-offs. For variety, you'll discover new heel and toe styles, and Ann will share methods for shaping. With these skills you can accommodate the unique features of any feet! Plus, throughout class you'll learn the classic techniques that lead to great socks, from picking up stitches to grafting.


  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 3h21m

Included in this Class

1. Set Up for Sock Success

1. Set Up for Sock Success

Meet knitting expert Ann Budd and learn all about sock anatomy and how socks can be knitted from the top down or toe up with a variety of heel and toe types. Choose your yarn and start swatching to get the needle size for a perfect fit. Ann also discusses needle types and how to measure your foot.

2. Top-Down Cast-On & Working in the Round

2. Top-Down Cast-On & Working in the Round

Learn the Old Norwegian method of casting on for a super-stretchy cuff top. Ann demonstrates how to distribute your stitches on double-pointed needles and three ways to join as you begin the ribbed sock cuff. Or try the tubular cast-on with double-knitting for an extra-cushy edge!

3. Toe-Up Cast-Ons

3. Toe-Up Cast-Ons

For a seamless toe, try a magical cast-on that mimics Kitchener stitch. For a short-row toe, use a crochet hook to create a provisional cast-on, or the twisty wrap cast-on with a double-pointed needle. With Ann's guidance, you'll soon be ready to rock on your toe-up socks!