Sock Knitting for Everybody: Master Sock Knitting, and Design Your Own Knitted Socks

Sock Design for Everybody: Free tutorial series on how to learn to design your own knitted socks

After the tremendous success of my book Shawl Design in Plain English and the corresponding free blog series on shawl design last year, it’s time to provide you with another extensive resource: Sock Knitting in Plain English!

Are you a sock knitter dying to learn how to design your own knitted socks, or learn advanced sock knitting techniques? If your answer is “Yes!”, this blog series is the one-stop resource for you.

The extended version of this series is available in book form and called Sock Knitting in Plain English – I’m sure you’ll like it!

Sock Knitting in Plain English

Over the next weeks, we’re going to work our way from zero to sock knitting and design together. The following topics are waiting for you:

Sock Knitting for Everybody: Table of Contents

Day 1: Introduction: The Anatomy of Knitted Socks

Day 2: Sock Elements: Toe Shaping

Day 3: Sock Elements: Cuffs

Day 4: Sock Elements: Sole and Instep

Day 5: Sock Elements: Heels

Day 6: Sock Sizing: Make Them Fit Your Feet!

Day 7: A Better Fit: Gussets & Instep Variations

Day 8: From Socks to Stockings: Calf Shaping

Day 9: Tips & Tricks for Adjusting Stitch Counts

Day 10: Sock Knitting Cheat Sheet

Day 11: Final Remarks and Free Example Sock Knitting Patterns

I’m sure you’ll enjoy the free sock design tutorials!

Happy knitting,


PS. The extended version of this series is available as the book Sock Knitting in Plain English – I’m sure you’ll like it!

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  1. Jennifer Jennings Wollesen says:

    I’m looking forward to getting a better fit in socks. I have a narrow leg, foot and heel.

  2. Faye says:

    I’ve always been intimidated by the idea of knitting socks. I don’t know how to do short rows either… I’d be happy just to learn how to make a basic sock top down and toe up. And both methods of doing the heel.

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