Cuff-Down Socks Class: Toe!

Step by Step 1/1 LslT RS (Left-slip-Twist) Knitting Tutorial


Today is our eighth and final day of the Beginner Sock Knitting Class for Cuff-Down Socks!

Every day this week I've shared a tutorial filled with the how's and why's of constructing a sock from the cuff through the toes. It's the end of this week-long class so at the end of the lesson I've provided you with the Basic Cuff-Down Sock pattern (with heel flap) that I've used when filming the lessons so that you can cast-on a set for yourself or a loved one.

If you were hoping to learn how to knit socks from the toes-up, I've got you covered. I'll be running another free sock class starting January 20th for my Basic Toe-Up Socks (with a short-row heel). Again, that class will walk through the construction and will be followed up with the release of the free pattern on January 27th, 2021.

Today we'll be learning:

I've posted the video below along with a few notes and all the links you might need. If you have any questions, you can always email me directly:

Have fun & happy knitting!

Shaina ^_^

PS: The yarn featured in this tutorial is from from Suburban Stitcher in the Clean Slate colorway. Suburban Stitcher is the featured indie dyer in January for the 2021 Indie Sock-a-Long, she generously provided yarn support for the January Socks and all of the Beginner Sock Knitting Classes being offered on in the month of January. You can find all of her beautiful colorways and bases on her site:

Other Lessons in this Series:

Notes and Resources:

  • You can join the 2021 Indie Sock-a-Long for just $2 through the end of January, 2021!

  • Remember to sign-up for my newsletter to have the free Cuff-Down Sock pattern (in 12 sizes) delivered to your inbox as soon as it's released on January 13, 2021.

Working a Wedge Toe

To achieve a tapered toe that isn't incredibly pointy we'll be decreasing every-other round until we've eliminated 1/2 of the stitches. (Ex: 32 stitches remaining on a 64 stitch sock.) After that we'll decrease every round until we're at approximately 1/4 of our original cast-on stitches. (Ex: 16 stitches remaining on a 64 stitch sock.)

Decrease Round: *Knit 1, slip 1, slip 1, knit the 2 slipped stitches together (ssk), knit to 3 stitches before the marker, knit 2 stitches together (k2tog), knit 1, slip marker; repeat from * to end of round.

Knit Round: Knit all stitches.

Continue alternating Decrease Rounds with Knit Rounds until you have approximately 1/2 of your cast-on stitches.

Work only the Decrease Rounds until you have approximately 1/4 of your cast-on stitches.

Easy Grafting/Kitchener Stitch Photo Tutorial

If you're needing a bit more info about how to finish the toes of your socks, I've got a Step by Step Photo Tutorial that might be useful.

That's it!

If you haven't already, go get your Free Basic Cuff-Down Sock Pattern so you can begin knitting some socks and put all these lessons to use.

Next week, we'll work on Toe-Up Socks! Class starts on January 20, 2021. See you then!

More Sock Patterns:

Tales of Childhood Shawl Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Adventure Anklets

$5.99 USD

(Linked to the YumiYarns shop)

Tales of Childhood Fingerless Mitts Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Wee Bit Scottish Socks

$5.99 USD

(Linked to Ravelry)

Tales of Childhood Hat Lace and Mosaic Colorwork Knitting Pattern

Sip of Bobbly Socks

$2.00 USD

(Linked to Ravelry)

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