How to knit socks

Published on October 4, 2019 1 min read

There are lots of different ways to knit socks - top down, toe up, two-at-a-time - it can feel overwhelming at the start, but the beauty of learning to knit socks is that there is always something new to learn, even for seasoned sock knitters! For beginners, it is good to start with a traditional top down (cuff down) sock, and learn how to work in the round, either using double pointed needles or circular needles with the magic loop technique.

We’re here to help you sock-ceed (ok, cue the sock puns!) with our easy to follow video tutorials! The beauty of knitting socks, is that you do it once, overcome any pitfalls, and then you do it again (a little bit better) for the other foot. From working the gusset and turning the heel, you’ll rock at socks in no time!

Knitting socks toe up or cuff down?

You can knit socks from the toe up, or the cuff down, and you can knit two at a time to avoid the well known “second sock syndrome” which affects sock knitters who never get around to knitting the second sock of a pair! It comes down to preference, there are devotees for both methods, just make sure when you choose a pattern that it uses the technique you prefer!

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