Doing 2 socks at one time and it will help greatly when I tackle the second one. I'm so glad it all helped! I love your patterns and have learned so many new knitting skills by knitting socks. I don't know if it really matters where you start counting either as long as you do the same for both socks; an extra round here and there really isn't going to make much difference! (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), Fine until I was involved in a road accident that wrecked my thumb. I do find it relaxing though. xx, I have a question which I am hoping you can help me with. needles so that front and back of socks match (14 stitches on each needle). Best of luck! think i'll stick to scarves! On your decrease round which is every other round, you are decrease before and after the top of the foot markers to create your gusset. about 75 rounds in total including the rib). xx. My goal is to make tons of beautiful socks and hats and maybe, just maybe a sweater or too. Repeat rows 2 and 3 until Get free delivery when you spend over £25 with Deramores. I'm so pleased you found the sock pattern helpful, and I'm sure your grams will be delighted that you're able to continue the tradition of "proper" socks! Hi so I've never made socks before so I was going to try this pattern but 60 stitches total seems awfully small. This tutorial was written for a short circular needle which is my preference; if you had wanted a DPN tutorial without using stitch markers then you’d have been better looking at the Sockalong tutorials which gives information on using those, plus long and short circulars. !Love and hugs, Pat B. :) I've got a couple other spots that I could improve on, so thankfully I decided to make a "prototype" first. I think you'd be best taking a look at the Sockalong tutorials if you've never knitted a sock before - the Sockalong uses the same pattern but goes into much more detail about knitting it, including how to work out the right number of stitches for your feet. I ordered my sock yarn and was just about to get my needles out when I came to find that here in the U.S. we don't have 2.5mm & 3.0mm equivalents. After row 4, row 5 will be Sl1, P8, P2tog, P1 and then K9, then P10, then K11 etc so that you're increasing the size of the heel flap and decreasing the number of stitches at the ends of your needle with each row. Hats, Bonnet, Mittens and Bootees in Stylecraft Wondersoft 4 Ply (8211) £2.99. I look forward to seeing pictures of your next pair very soon! This is my very first sock. I hope that helps! I find it so much easier than knitting a whole sock on 5 needles and you don't get join lines down the socks either. Note: If you are using DPNs and/or have placed your stitches on a stitch holder, you can arrange the needles as follows:  Needle 1 for stitches across heel, Needle 2 for picked-up stitches down side of foot, Needle 3 for stitches across top of foot (knit stitches off stitch holder if required), Needle 4 for picked-up stitches on other side of foot. Including practical sock knitting patterns to inspirational sock knitting patterns in lace, textured stitches and colour knitting. Although I never considered blanket squares and am thinking that would be a wicked fun project, so now I don't know if I mind my leftovers :), Some people also choose to knit their leftovers into new socks, mixing the yarns to get unique colourways. I remembered I had started some cabled socks a while ago, one is finished and the other is to start so I'll get on with that one. Thank you! :-) xx. When you work the SSK or P2tog stitches at the end of each row, you take one stitch from each side of the gap and that's what pulls the heel round into the right shape. Free pattern showing you how to knit socks using Regia yarns. This tutorial looks super and I don't mind working in DPNs as I can't find circulars small enough. I have tried - unsuccessfully- in the past but with your help I'm almost finished my first sock! I think it's so important to have least have a grasp on the basics when you go to somewhere like this - and I'll look out for the new words when she comes home! I'd like to share mine with you - not the free one I originally got but an amalgamation of a few versions, altered over many pairs to get it just the way that I like to wear my socks, and still being adapted to suit other members of the family. I have to say that you made an easy knitting task very annoyingly difficult! You'll be amazed at how easy your second sock is! have picked up the stitches, place marker. xx. Sock knitting patterns Sock knitting patterns in 4 ply and 6 ply (DK weight) inc designs for the experienced knitter to the absolute beginner from Sirdar, Patons, Wildhorse Farm, Fiber Trends, Wendy, King Cole, Heartstrings and Lorna's Laces. Featured Yarns: Regia 4 Ply. For my size 5 feet, this is about 45 rounds. The socks are knitted from the cuff down on double-pointed needles. I followed them to the letter for the first pair of socks I've ever made (and the first time I've used circular needles and DPNs!) The single yarn thread through the first stitch will be strong enough to hold it and it will sit flatter when you weave the end back into your sock. Please don't use the word 'basic' if you are going to complicate matters and put people off. Do let me know how you get on with your socks - although be warned, they can be very addictive! Already planning my next pair. Opening Times: :o/ Any tips'tricks for avoiding that?? The support around the heel comes from the ribbed pattern that creates elasticity, hugging the contours of your foot. I think the 13sts also refers to the number on each side of the toes for when you finish but it's up to you if you want to go that small - I usually reduce to 14 sts on each side. Good luck with your socks, and do shout if you get stuck! If you look closely, you'll be able to see it on your knitting and then you shouldn't have to write it down in future :) xx. continuing knitting rows 2 and 3 until you reach the desired length, but Thanks in advance. I am in the process of knitting kilt socks with quite a complicated design and they are still easier than your basic pattern. My Aunt Ella had always knitted his socks for him and when she died, he asked whether I'd be able to make some for him as he didn't want to have to buy any. From stripy socks, to variegated yarn socks, lace socks, cabled socks and more; find just the right sock pattern to keep your feet and those of loved ones warm. I've only ever knitted them 'toe up' though! Hi! The socks are knitted from the cuff down on double-pointed needles. It doesn't matter if you have a few more or a few less picked up stitches as the number of heel flap rows you did may be different to me, but you will have considerably more stitches on your needle as that's what's creating the gusset down the side of your foot. If your sock has worked out OK then it's a success! This pattern will create a medium-sized :-) xx, Hello Christine, Today I mentioned to my mum I'd love to get into sock knitting (we mainly crochet and I also quilt), she mentioned she'd heard of you over at the attic24 instagram, so I popped over here to take a look. This is my first attempt at knitting socks so here goes my first question; after I have knitted the 16 rounds of rib, you say on to leg part now 'knit each round' isn't the leg part knitted in stocking stitch therefore 1 row knit and 1 row purl ?? Thanks for the pattern. Loads more lovely things to see & do! Much appreciated. Oh well they're still the best bet. In theory, you are right and the higher the ply the thicker the yarn although it's not always the case these days that you can pull a yarn apart to count the plies. required) up the other side of the heel. Stock Status: In Stock. (FYI I originally cast on 52 sts). If you need help working out how many to cast on, have a look at, 2.5mm needles – I use a half the number of stitches that you cast on, so if you have cast on more or Some of the gorgeous hand-dyed skeins that you can buy don't have any nylon in their content but that doesn't mean you can't use it, just that your socks might wear out a bit sooner, especially if they get a lot of use. xx, Thank you so much, my grams has been knitting my socks on 4 needles forever but now she can no longer see to do it, I have had to make my one, I have been using two needles (hangs head in shame) but I brought a hiyahiya circular and your instructions for using a circular needle are perfect - thank you so much for sharing xoxox, Wow, you've made my day with your comments, thank you! Glad the Kitchener instructions have helped you! I'm going to have a look at your free pattern and I seem to think you have a book as well? We went to Peru a few years ago and I loved looking at all the wool over there, your daughter will love it. Do I just repeat rows 1-4 until all the stitches are used or am I being completely dense? I've finished the heel flap and have a total of 60 stitches on my needles. If you are using stitch markers, you only need two for your decreases, you don't need to mark the start and end of the round any more. It's not put me off though - on to sock two!! :) xx, I would like to thank you for the amazing tutorial and knitalong - it was such an enabler to finally make the first pair of my very own socks!I blogged about it and my ravelry project page is:'ve been so kind to help people making their own beautiful socks, and I love this simple but pretty pattern. }, Looking for the extraordinary in the everyday, Hello there, I've just called over from Beetles, Bikes & Books blog and wanted to say how much I like your blog. Buy 4 Ply Patterns. What a performance! Trilogy Downloadable PDF. I don't have any plans to create a knee-high pattern at the moment, but will add it to my list of future ideas. For example, if you cast on 64 stitches, your first row would be Sl1, Hi Maree, because you're knitting in the round you're always going in the same direction so you only need to knit to produce the stocking stitch. bigger or smaller, simply increase or decrease the number of cast-on stitches Thanks so much. Just wondering what your preferred method of joking wool is. Hi. Well done on working it out! :-) Unfortunately I'm the only person on the planet who doesn't use FB. Plus, we feature free product reviews and giveaways of all the latest and greatest products including yarn, knitting books, totes, and more. I hope your Mum loves her socks (my Dad thought it was hilarious the year he got one sock and an IOU) and maybe it's a pair for you after your jersey and blanket? Close × A PASSION FOR YARN? Maybe I'm not quite understanding _which_ stitches to pick up, or maybe it's because (I think) your numbers don't quite sound right -- 19 sts and 19 sts = 38 sts, which is 8 more than half (assuming a CO of 60 sts), but I have half on the working needle (to make the flap) and half on a stitch holder. I'd like to know the answer myself now, though, so I've had a look around on the internet and found this calculator which might solve your problem: Hope that helps! Thanks, Jen, glad you think it's OK! Thank you so much, that's very kind of you and we're very grateful for every donation! You work your heel flap on the first 36 stitches of your round (always keep going in the direction you've been knitting) and then you pick up one stitch for every two rows of heel flap - this is easy to work out as you just pick up the big slipped stitch at the end of each heel flap row. Does that make sense? ( I've not worked out how many to cast on yet). I'm so glad that you're finding the patterns and tutorials helpful, both warm socks and mittens are useful for the weather right now, wherever you are in the world! She has given me the confidence to try! At some I'll look at that now! Hi! gloves can be intimidating to knit if youã­venever tried them before, because there are a lot of unique techniques involved in themthat you maybe havenã­t seen in other patterns. Will pull it apart and complete a proper version. A great project for 2015. I was hooked! Knit your own socks with our huge range of easy to follow sock knitting patterns. thanks in advance! "They're new in," said the lady, noticing my interest. Tee and Cardigan in Stylecraft Classique Cotton 4 Ply (9373) Regular Price: £2.99 . Earn rewards as you shop. The number of stitches that you pick up for the gusset is dependent on the number of rows you have in your heel flap. 12/2.75mm/US 2 needles if tight knitter, or UK No. Yarn Weight: 4 Ply. Simple Sock. Next paragraph says in your case it would be 8inches (foot measurement x 8) equals 64. Thank you for such clear instructions and photos-they are most helpful. The heavier yarn, the more versatile it can become. Knit across the top of the heel and then shape gusset as below. I am an experienced knitter but was a little out of touch with sock knitting. I really appreciate this great tutorial. I used the calculator at: Home / Knitting Shop / Knitting Patterns / Knitted SOCK Patterns / Free Sock Pattern & How-to-Knit Guide 4 Ply. It ended up ok! This picture shows how the row of slip stitches looks once you've picked up all the gusset stitches. This is one of my basic sock knitting patterns, it has a heel flap and turned heel, gusset and a round toe. by Christine Westhead | 8 Jan 2017. Each of the tutorials is written for short circular, DPNs and magic loop so you can follow along using any of the needles :) xx. No, it should work out fine. p.s. That's brilliant to hear, thanks for letting me know! I'm your newest follower. xx. 4… Another quick question: When using a long tail-type cast on, should I count 2 rows worked flat at the beginning in addition to the CO, or including the CO row? They will make a lovely pair. Socks aren't scary once you get into knitting them, it's all about trusting that the pattern will turn out as it should do - and it will :-) xx. Just count 26 stitches from that marker and that's where your next marker will go, so in between you'll have K1, SSK, K20, K2tog, K1 on both sides of your foot (you have a decrease either side of each marker). Perhaps you can help me get a handle on this. Sorry, but I have really had enough of crafters who make life difficult and patterns that are either wrong or so long winded that I just want to give up! Free Sock Knitting Patterns. Thank you, thank you. I think you should have 22 sts left after your heel turn. Thank you for making it freely available - now on the sixth pair of socks and totally addicted! Thanks Christine. Any stretchy cast on will work fine for socks - as long as you can get the cuff over your foot then the choice is yours! Thanks for your message! Add to basket. This was such an easy pattern to follow. I'm glad your socks have turned out OK, don't forget that there is more information and more photos in the Sockalong tutorials if there are places where you get stuck :-) xx, Great instructions!Thank you so muchTeresa, I love your sock tutorial. That definitely sounds like an interesting combination! ga('create', 'UA-51630700-1', ''); Filter. You have explained everything so well, I'll be sharing this site's link, if that's OK with you, with customers at the fabric/wool shop where I work. but these are just ideas. Yes, Machu Picchu is on the itinerary with an intention to see it at dawn - I'm very envious and hope she takes plenty of photos! One (silly) question though, when shaping the gusset, do you repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you have decreased to the required amount, or is it rounds 1 and 2? I'm glad you've been tempted to try out the pointy sticks! Have you found the Sockalong tutorials to help you along as well? I've been knitting for about 6 months, and thought it time to try my first socks, so here I am.I've made it through the heel flap and turning the heel, but I'm a bit lost on the next step of picking up the stitches. My size 5 foot is an average size for the UK so, therefore, a "medium", but in real terms if I measure around the ball of my foot it is 8" which is far more useful for working out whether a sock is going to fit or not. This picture illustrates the SSK stitch - slip the first stitch as if to knit, the second stitch as if to purl, slip them both back onto the left hand needle and knit through the back of the stitches. Do let me know how you get on, and of course shout if you get stuck! I finally sorted out all my knitting needles and yarn. You're going to love knitting socks, and the heels really aren't that difficult. I’m very glad that you’ve found a pattern that works for your skill level and I hope that you will enjoy knitting socks for many years to come. as top down socks with a gusset heel. Where you will have to change the numbers is on the heel turn - your set up row will be p1, p18, p2tog, p1. Oh yes, hi from Ky. After I haveknitted a hat I will have a go. Facebook Like. What would you say a large is? If you want to make the heel flap longer, Free UK delivery when you spend over £30. adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []; You can still try your sock on whilst you're working on it as you would for a toe up, so I'd recommend that you do that when you can as well to make sure you're happy with the size xx, Thanks SO much! that if you made the heel flap bigger, you will need to pick up more This will help you to work out where you're up to. Continue in K2, P2 rib for Make two socks if you don't want to hop everywhere and wear them with pride! I've got to try knitting socks. P17, P2tog, P1, turn*, Row 2:             Sl1, K5, SSK, K1, turn, Row 3:             Sl1, P6, P2tog, P1, turn, Row 4:             Sl1, K7, SSK, K1, turn. All the silly markers when written instructions could have described the method without! Hi Lori, it's lovely to see you! At this point, change to a Great pattern! xXx, Is it o.k. On page 20 paragraph 2 it says to multiply the width of your foot in inches by the number of stitches per inch. It was using double knitting and on two needles, the join was down the back. Beth xxx, Hello Beth, it's lovely to see you! Get inspired and discover new knitting ideas by browsing through our fantastic collection of knitting patterns, many of which are suitable for use with 4 Ply wool. Free adult sock pattern suitable for any 4ply sock yarn. This is what the heel flap looks like when it's finished. Or perhaps not! Basic??? I often seem to be sewing up holes in socks I have bought. Free Sock Knitting Patterns. Hi, Sorry if this has been asked before, when it comes to sizes, you say the pattern is a Medium and you are a size 5 Uk. Currency: GBP. If you've cast on 60 sts, the second marker should be between the 30th and 31st st - ie, exactly half way round your round. READ THIS FIRST!! WOW!! I'm so glad you think the tutorials are going to help you, Jacque! I have a feeling the 30mm circular will be too long. Oh yes, yarn! Do you mean the ones in the pictures above? If you are using DPNs for the entire sock, you may prefer to put the spare stitches onto a stitch holder whilst you work the heel.