Today is our Sixth 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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
1x1 Ribbing Pattern
This is a fairly standard ribbing used in sock cuffs. It creates a good amount of elasticity in the fabric while maintaining a nice look when worn.
Round 1: *Knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch; repeat from * around.
Repeat Round 1 until the cuff is the length noted in your pattern.
Knitting in Ends Video Tutorial
If you're needing a bit more info about how to weave in your ends while knitting, I've got a Video Tutorial that might be useful.
How Long Should the Cuff Be?
The Cuff can really be as long as you want it to be as long as it will hold up your socks. I tend to use 0.5" / 1.25 cm of ribbing for kids and babies and I go up to 1" / 2.5 cm of ribbing for adult socks.
Next up, we'll work our Bind-Off! I'll cover that in more detail in tomorrow's lesson. See you then!
More Sock Patterns:
(Linked to the YumiYarns shop)