Learn how to knit socks with designer and author Lucy Neatby. Find out how to cast on with perfect tension. Knit in the round using your favorite method and choose one of four style variations for your ribbed cuff. Work your sock leg in stockinette with no gaps, before creating a heel flap that's shaped to curve gently around the back of your foot. Finish the sides of your heel flap, and decrease in the round until you reach your original number of stitches. Get the perfect foot length, and shape the toe for a great fit using a technique that makes grafting a breeze. Finish your socks with techniques for closing holes, fixing any imperfect stitches and more. Knit cute, cozy socks you can't wait to pull on.
Meet your instructor, knitwear designer Lucy Neatby, and learn more about the top-down socks you'll be making and the materials you'll need. Then jump right into casting on using a long-tail cast-on. Lucy shows you two ways!
You can knit your socks using double-pointed needles, two circulars or one long circular. Once you've cast on all the stitches you need, Lucy shows you -- with all three techniques -- how to join and knit with no gaps. She also shares some general tips for successful knitting in the round.
Start knitting the cuff of your sock with 2x2 ribbing. Learn some handy tips for keeping your stitches tight when switching needles and how to pick up a dropped stitch or fix misaligned ribbing. Then start knitting the leg. If you want to add stripes, Lucy shows you how to add new yarn without creating a gap.
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