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Cozy House Socks: An introduction to Sock Knitting

Whitney Hayward, Knitter, human being.

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14 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials Overview

    • Knitting a Gauge Swatch

    • Long-tail Cast-On

    • The Magic Loop Method

    • Sock Leg

    • Sock Heel Flap

    • Sock Heel Turn

    • Sock Gusset

    • Sock Foot

    • Sock Toe

    • Grafting the toe

    • Finishing Steps

    • Final things


About This Class

Learn how to knit a thick pair of worsted-weight socks from the cuff down! 


This class is perfect for a beginner-intermediate knitter, who has finished their first couple of simple projects, like a scarf or a cowl, and are ready to build on those skills to make more accessories. Socks, unlike neckwear, have to be a certain fit to work well, and this class is a great introduction to knitting sized items. By enrolling in this class, you'll also get a PDF download of my sock pattern, so you can follow along with the video as you knit.

In this class, I'll teach you how to:

  • Knit a gauge swatch
  • Cast on in the round using the magic loop method
  • Make a turned heel 
  • Knit a sock gusset using picked up stitches
  • Graft live stitches together using the kitchener stitch. 

Sock knitting is a great way to practice new knitting techniques, and they knit up quickly on worsted weight yarn. I'll be teaching you how to knit these socks slowly, step-by-step, but I do recommend students know how to cast-on, and how to knit/purl.

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A really good demo of all the key parts of sock making, will save you lots of frustration.
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Whitney Hayward

Knitter, human being.

My name is Whitney Hayward, and I'm a knitwear designer and handspinner who works at Twig & Horn knitting notions and Quince and Co. Yarns in Portland, Maine. Knitting is one of the rare activities which allows you to create a tactile object, while simultaneously watching Bob's Burgers (for the upteenth time). I find knitting both meditative and utilitarian, and I think most everyone could use a little bit of both in their lives. My favorite things to knit are socks and pullovers.

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