Today is our Seventh day of the Beginner Sock Knitting Class for Toe-Up Socks!
Every day for the next week I'll be sharing a tutorial filled with the how's and why's of constructing a sock from the toes through the cuffs. At the end of this week-long class I'll provide you with the Basic Toe-Up Sock pattern (with short-row heel) 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 cuff-down, I've got you covered. I released the free sock class earlier this month for my Basic Cuff-Down Socks (with a heel flap). That class walked you through the construction of the sock and was followed up with the release of the free pattern which you can now download from my pattern shop (kids sizing or adult sizing).
Today we'll be learning about:
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: email@example.com
Have fun & happy knitting!
PS: The yarn featured in this tutorial is from from Suburban Stitcher in the Sea Smoke 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 YumiYarns.com in the month of January. You can find all of her beautiful colorways and bases on her site: SuburbanStitcher.com
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 Toe-up Sock pattern (in 12 sizes) delivered to your inbox as soon as it's released on January 27, 2021.
This is one of my absolute favorite bind-offs because while it's stretchy enough for the cuffs on socks or edging a lace shawl, it doesn't flare out at all & creates a look that is similar to a garter-stitch row. I've yet to find a project that I don't love it on & it's dead easy once you get the hang of it. I hope you enjoy it & that it comes in just as handy for you as it does for me!
Step 1: Bind-off 1 stitch knit-wise.
Step 2: Slip the stitch from the Right Needle back to the Left Needle.
Step 3: Insert Right Needle as if to Purl...
Step 4: Insert the Right Needle in the second stitch as if to knit (bringing the second stitch through the first one).
Step 5: Knit this stitch.
Step 6: Slip both stitches off the Left Needle. (1- stitch)
Step 7: Repeat steps 2-6 until all stitches have been bound off.
Icelandic Bind-Off Photo Tutorial
If you're needing a bit more info about how to work an Icelandic Bind-Off, I've got a Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial that might be useful.
You're ready to weave in your ends and wear your brand new hand-knit socks! If you haven't already, go join the Indie Sock-a-Long so you can begin knitting some socks and put all these lessons to use.
Next week, the second sock in the Indie Sock-a-Long launches & it's super pretty. Make sure you're signed up for emails so that you get early access to the pattern when I send out the newsletter on Wednesday. See you then!