Welcome to Our FREE Toe-Up Socks Knitalong

Toe up socks Malabrigo worsted rios rbg smWelcome to our first KnitFreedom knitalong! We will be knitting a pair of worsted-weight toe-up socks, two-at-a-time on Magic Loop. One lucky knitter will get free live Zoom sessions with me to answer all their questions. Six lucky knitters will get to participate in the free live weekly Q&A. Click here to learn about and join the free knitalong.


Required Course: Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time Socks

Toe Up Socks 1 or 2 at a Time on Magic Loop - Video Class

Knitters who want to knit their first pair of socks have so many options that they get overwhelmed and don't know where to start.

We eliminate that confusion with a no-fail method for perfect-fitting beginner socks and help you discover that confident knitter inside you who is ready to take on new challenges at every turn.




Knitalong Pattern: Worsted-Weight Socks for Beginners

ShiBui Worsted Toe-Up Socks

A free basic worsted weight sock pattern for toe-up socks, knit one– or two-at-a-time, using Magic Loop. Features the Fleegle heel. This is the pattern I use to teach sock-knitting to first-time sock-knitters, and they always get great results.

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Alternate Pattern: Basic Fingering-Weight Toe-Up Sock Pattern

Here is a free basic beginner pattern for fingering weight socks, toe-up socks, one– or two-at a time, using Magic Loop and the Fleegle heel. It’s the one I use in all my classes, and my students always get great results.

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Recommended Circular Needles: Addi Turbo by Skacel

Addi Turbo Needles - Closeup of Tips

My favorite circular needles for knitting FAST. The blunt tips don’t hurt your fingertips, and the joins are smooth as silk.

My recommended needle lengths are:
– 47″ for two-at-a-time knitting
– 40″ for anything else on Magic Loop
– 30-47″ for Moebius knitting

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Recommended Fabric Care: Soak by Soak Wash

Soak Wool Wash Celebration Scent square sm

My favorite no-rinse wool wash for blocking your knit garments. Comes in lovely scents and also unscented. Just squirt some in cold water and add your garment (or gauge swatch) and let soak for 15-20 minutes. Squeeze to remove water and lay flat to dry or block.

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Recommended Fabric Care: Sock Blockers by Knitter's Pride

Aqua Sock Blockers Medium Knitters Pride square

Sock blockers are the perfect way to make your finished socks look their best. Whether you are going to keep them for yourself or give the socks as a gift, the last step before you wear your knit socks is always to block them. The even and smooth shape persists even after machine washing and drying.

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