Related posts :) xx. That definitely sounds like an interesting combination! Hi Jane, what you're doing is creating a V-shaped heel and row 1 is your set up row to get you to the middle of your heel flap. Was I supposed to remove the second marker when I started doing the foot length? I find that slipping the stitch on the heel flap makes picking up the stitches much easier, so if you don't do that already then give it a go. 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! If you're on Ravelry, please link your project to the pattern, Favourite Knitting Book - More Super Socks, If you shop at Amazon, please consider using these links and help to support my site - thank you! Thank you so much for taking detailed photos of all the little steps - that's what I'm always longing for with an unfamiliar pattern to see if mine looks ok. Thanks again, Mary G. Greetings! : I cast on using DPNs then change to my I am a knitter and love sock yarn but have never understood the mumbo jumbo of the heels etc. I struggle with the magic loop and I'm itching to get going! The pattern is suitable for any 4 ply sock yarn. You can always knit more rounds to make a sock longer, but if it is too tight or too loose then it won't be comfortable even if it's the right length.For the size 11 foot that you're knitting for, the best thing to do is to measure the ball of the foot and use the Sock Stitch Calculation from the Sockalong tutorials (click the turquoise link picture in the right hand side bar to go straight there) so that you get the right width. Continue in this way, Menu × Home; Yarns. I was hooked! Laughing Hens Rated "Excellent" on Reviews.co.uk 4.7 stars, 6003 reviews. Following your tutorial, I may not be quite so intimidated. Yes, there is a gap, but you've got a tail end to sew in so you can just sew up the small gap with your tail end and no one will ever know. I'm going to have a look at your free pattern and I seem to think you have a book as well? just too hard. You can substitute any of the toe and heel methods you prefer for the toe and heel in this sock. You may find that stitch markers are not required at first. You are going to create the heel flap from Hi! The whole thought of turning heels and grafting toes can be quite enough to put you off before you even pick up your needles - and I know this because that's how I felt too! Oh, that is so impressive, you are a real professional when it comes to sock knitting. Weâve got more than enough free sock knitting patterns to keep you on your toes - knee-high, ankle, boot socks, booties knitting patterns, baby sock knitting patterns and more! See more ideas about knitting socks, sock knitting patterns, sock patterns. This does clear up a few things, so I'll try it again tomorrow and see how it goes from here. If you want 1st row: K2, *Sl1, K1* until you have 30 stitches on your needle, turn, 3rd row: Sl1, *K1, sl1* to end, turn. Product Code: FREE. 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). You can still work the rest of the heel turn as it is written. I'm also having a go at the mittens.I've made a small donation for Peru. What do you suggest I use? Thank you so much, that's very kind of you and we're very grateful for every donation! O.K. Product Code: FREE. I have looked all over the web and have found (usually) that ply is used to notify the knitter of how many strands of wool are twisted to make a piece of yarn. I had no idea there was so much sock yarn available, that so many people knitted socks, there were so many fabulous patterns out there - or that there would be so much help. I don't have a baby version, I'm afraid, it would just be a case of reducing the numbers but as long as you make notes from the first sock then the second one should work out OK :) xx. I'm so inspired to get sock knitting again, I can't wait. 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'm currently banned from knitting as my mum refuses to rescue me and my disastrous projects anymore. If that's the case, you've got two choices now: either frog it right back to the gusset and re-knit it from there (which I will agree feels rather soul-destroying) or if you sock fits you just fine, then treat this one as a practice sock with unique design elements and leave it as it is (you might even want to make the other one to match!). Knit across the top of the heel and then shape gusset as below. Out of stock. ;-) xx. I hope she will visit Machu Picchu, it is incredible especially if you go up at dawn. It means there’s room for everyone. point whilst decreasing for the toes, if you are using a small circular you I've been so fearful of doing socks and the term "turn the heel" invokes anxiety just looking at the words, but we are entering a new year so new adventures are in order. thanks in advance! 4â¦ Wool Warehouse. xx. All a stitch marker needs to do is show you where your round starts and finishes, and the start and finish of any pattern section you may have so they can be as fancy or plain as you like. Comes in a wide range of sizes from child up to adult (UK sizing). I will surprise my daughter, who says I will not get past wash cloths. 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! Knit to knit each round until desired length before start of heel (for me, this is I've only ever knitted them 'toe up' though! stitch markers. Now I feel confident to knit socks. Basic 4ply sock pattern and tutorial - easy beginner sock knitting! Hope that helps! During this year, I'm intending to add videos for the Sockalong tutorials so do keep checking my YouTube channel if you get stuck! The part I got lost in was after the pick up stitches for the gusset but this was because it was just a sample, will use a pencil and paper I'm sure it will be fine. DK yarn is also known as 8ply, and 6ply is (as far as I can tell), mostly used for accessories rather than garments - it's quite easy to get hold of in European brands such as Regia and Opal but you don't always see it around otherwise. 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! View Details . :-) xx. thank you for giving me that courage to push myself and learn new skills! Your pictures are worth a thousand words. Yes, I'm really looking forward to the second sock. If you increase the number of purl stitches in the first row of turning the heel, do you need to adjust the other number of knit and purl stitches in the following rows? Change to 2.5mm DPNs. Well done on managing to order a short circular - they seem to be in short supply at the moment! I do find it relaxing though. Hi Christine. Is there a secret ? 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. I hope you have a lovely Easter too xx. Opening Times: 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. Don't be afraid to try your sock xx, Dear Mum, just wanted to tell you that I did as you said and I was able to turn the heel successfully. The reason that you used a slip stitch in the heel flap is to make it easier to pick up the gusset stitches. You know your Mum is going to want a pair of socks for herself soon ;) xx. My children now want their own pairs. by Christine Westhead | 8 Jan 2017. Hi Sila, I always decrease from the right hand side of the top of the foot stitches which, if you consider the first gusset decrease to be the start and end of your round, is actually the start of the next round. I usually knit my socks toe up so I can get the most out of my yarn, but I find I get a more satisfying sock working cuff down. (Each marker representing where the shaping of the gussets happened).If I follow your instructions and k1 ssk, k24 sts etc, and place a marker, this will result in my toe shaping being top to bottom rather than either side of the toes. I think I will be able to kitchener stitch successfully with this to refer to. Download free crochet patterns. You can still find it online if you do an internet search. 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. I decided just before Christmas to make socks for my mother who doesn't like a seam under her toes. in this way, decreasing by two stitches at the gusset on every other row until I've never worried too much about it as the largest socks I knit are about a UK size 8 and I know that I'll get those out of a 100g ball of yarn, and I use up my leftovers for blanket squares. Knitting Pattern 4 Ply Socks Samantha 07.19 Knitting Pattern. Hope that helps! I have had socks on my brain this week. Repeat rows 2 and 3 until 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. Free adult sock pattern suitable for any 4ply sock yarn. Just wondering what your preferred method of joking wool is. I'm so pleased that you feel you can tackle socks now - you'll be surprised how easy they are! 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!) Jacque Dooley, That's great to hear, I'm so glad they're helping, Jacque! Hope that helps! I've tried a long circular before for sweaters etc, but found the knitting got too heavy, but socks are a different thing. 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. I suggest that you have a look at the "tension squares" post as there's some information on there about working out the number of stitches for your socks based on your knitting gauge. I know there are many sock patterns and tutorials on the internet aimed at beginners, but sometimes you just need one basic pattern that you can use to get started, increase your confidence and then adapt to suit your own feet. Hello, it's lovely to see you! The socks are knitted from the cuff down on double-pointed needles. I would love to learn to knit a pair. // See https://www.blogger.com/go/adspersonalization Within our fantastic collection of 4 Ply you will find everything from blends fortified with nylon for hard-wearing socks to the softest extra fine merinos to create cuddly, cosy garments for the littlest person in your life. Perhaps you can help me get a handle on this. got that. I pick up the inside loop to create my new stitch. Here, weâve got designs for adults, children and babies alike, and these 4 ply patterns range vastly in difficulty to ensure that knitters of all skill sets are able to find a piece that they find challenging yet enjoyable. 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! Should be an interesting combination!I like that your pattern uses plain stocking stitch after a ribbed cuff -- a lot faster for me. And this time round, the pattern was much more straight-forward. 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. Thanks! Thank you, thank you. The original pattern itself is long gone, along with the one for sideways knitted gloves, but I had the foresight to type them out for future use, and is now installed on my laptop.Several years ago I decided to have a go at knitting them on four needles. ;), I'm not understanding heel flap instructions. Do let me know how you get on with your socks - although be warned, they can be very addictive! When picking up the gusset stitches, instead of the 19, would I have to pick up 21? heel. Maybe you could 'point' me in the right direction to buy one like yours, as it looks perfect. 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. 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. 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. 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. xx. Hello Sarah, it's lovely to see you! Much appreciated. I used the calculator at: https://www.goodknitkisses.com/sock-calculator/. the heel flap. 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. Thanks Christine. From stripy to fair isle, thick and chunky to fine and soft, our cosy collection of free sock knitting patterns are guaranteed to put a spring in your step! 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. Remember that Tel: 01572 868 480 I also tried it on DPNs, which weren't long enough for the number of stitches. Now back to the jersey and blanket I was doing. Free Sock Knitting Patterns. Patterns & Books > Yarn Weight > 4 Ply Patterns . Hi Lori, it's lovely to see you! Knitting; Projects; Follow the Basic Top-Down Sock Pattern; Follow the Basic Top-Down Sock Pattern. Could you give me approximate stitch count (using 4ply yarn) I should start with? 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. :-) xx. To get your toe shaping from where you are, then work from the first marker if you are sure that is in the right place. remember that you will need to pick up more stitches to create the gusset. I cast on about 56 for my youngest daughter's socks and they stretch just a bit too much on a 30cm needle. Thank you so much for these wonderfully clear instructions. We went to Peru a few years ago and I loved looking at all the wool over there, your daughter will love it. x, The Woolly Adventures of a Knitting Kitty. :) I've got a couple other spots that I could improve on, so thankfully I decided to make a "prototype" first. Rounds 2 and 3 merge into each other so perhaps it's easier to consider it as Round 2: slip marker, knit to next marker, slip marker, knit to 3 stitches before end of round, k2tog, K1 Round 3: slip marker, knit to next marker, K1, SSK, knit to marker. One of the most popular free baby knitting patterns 4ply on the net, this pattern has been tried and tested thousand of times! cast on and work 2 rows before dividing the stitches across the needles. Once you Hi Clari, it won't be bad knitting on your part at all, I'm sure! tapestry needle. I am an American knitter and I am very confused about the British use of ply for size of yarn. I'm not sure what went wrong either! I'm imagining 2 rows of rib not connected and then joined in the round only when you start with the circular needles. This pattern will create a medium-sized xx, I have knitted socks for well over 50 years, mainly because I couldn't find socks that were long enough for hubby to wear in his wellies. I have read through the comments and don't see my particular question answered, so can you please just verify that when turning the heel, we are to simply turn the work vs. doing a wrap-and-turn? Including practical sock knitting patterns to inspirational sock knitting patterns in lace, textured stitches and colour knitting. In the meantime, I can only suggest that you have a look on Ravelry to see if there's a pattern that you can adapt to the Sockalong sock, or if you're in the Winwick Mum Knit n Natter group on Facebook, ask for suggestions there as I know that more than a few people have knitted knee-high socks and may be able to offer some advice xx. Use UK No. Hello! Please don't use the word 'basic' if you are going to complicate matters and put people off. I did this three times. the first row of the heel (marked in bold below), increasing by 1 stitch for Hope that helps - and have a lovely Christmas! Glad the Kitchener instructions have helped you! 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 xxhttp://winwickmum.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/sockalong-tension-squares.html, Thanks SO much! 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. :( Thanks in advance :). Is it just bad knitting on my part ? Any colour for the Army; navy blue or black only for the Navy and Air Force. all you need to know how to do is knit andpurl. come to them. by 4, but remember that you will need to make adjustments when you turn the Continue I never knitted socks for myself before ( I have knitted baby socks with a heel in the past)because I was sort of dreading it but now I have read through all the posts and i think I have built up enough courage to get started! xx, HI got here via Lucy's Attic........do not usually use the evil pointy things, but am going to give it a try tonight. :) xx. Posted on October 26, 2016 January 21, 2019 by Andrea @ This Knitted Life â 14 Comments 8 Must-See Absolutely Free Sock Knitting Patterns. Continue in K2, P2 rib for 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. A quick word about gauge before you get started - the tension required for sock yarn varies from ball to ball, even with the same manufacturer, but I usually find that knitting on a 2.5mm needle gives me the size of sock that I require and the tension is pretty much what it states on the ball band. adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ; xx. ;-) xx, Hi from New Zealand! Thank you so much. xx, Ha just watched it going to go back to it again and have another look but now I know where I am thank you this is my first ever sock x. I’m a complete new-start with knitting but it’s socks I’m interested in learning how to do...could you recommend any videos suitable for a complete newbie re casting/ knit, purl etc? I'm about to knit a pair of socks in men's sizing by casting on 68 stitches. :) In general, though, a 100g ball should be OK unless they really are very large feet. I find that it works well with a plain yarn, or a self striping yarn. xx, Hi I am getting to the scary bit ,turning the heel 16 stitches ,first row looks like I can follow but 2,3,4 rows it says turn and I will not have used the 16 I know I am just being dim ....Thanks for the lovely tutorial x, Hi Linda, your first row is the set up row to get you into the middle of your stitches and then after that you're just working on the middle stitches, leaving the others on your needle. Now, of course, you know all about my. 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