Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™
Become a Knitting Superstar™

Cast On for Socks and Knit Cuff

Pattern Walk-Through: Top-Down Socks

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Liat’s Limitless Cast-On for Two-at-a-Time Anything (Blog)

Liat’s Limitless Cast-On for Two-at-a-Time Anything (Blog)
Liat’s Limitless Cast-On for Two-at-a-Time Anything (Blog)

If you are comfortable with knitting in the round on Magic Loop, you can start your next Magic Loop project two-at-a-time: all you need to learn is a special way of casting on.

Top-Down Socks – Knit 1st Round

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Optional Lace Pattern for Top-Down Socks

Add this simple faggotting stitch (the combination of yarnover and knit-two-together) down the front of your socks to create interest and an extra challenge as you knit.

 

Troubleshooting While You Knit

Removing Socks from Two-at-a-Time Needles to Unravel Then Put Back On

Two-at-a-time socks in process of being transferred from one set of circular needles to the other

How to take off one or both socks from your two-at-a-time knitting project to unravel or fix mistakes and then put it/them back on.

Keep Yarn from Tangling on Two-at-a-Time Socks

You’ve just learned the awesome technique of knitting two-at-a-time. Congratulations! This video shows you how you can avoid your yarn EVER tangling again.

Avoiding Gaps and Ladders in Two-at-a-Time Socks on Magic Loop

Avoiding Gaps and Ladders in Two-at-a-Time Socks on Magic Loop
Avoiding Gaps and Ladders in Two-at-a-Time Socks on Magic Loop

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Socks Not Joined On One Side

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Heel and Gusset

Purl Backwards

Purl Backwards
Purl Backwards

To purl backwards, insert the left-hand needle from front to back through the first stitch on your right-hand needle. Wrap the yarn around the left-hand needle counter-clockwise (towards you), and then pull the stitch on the right-hand needle over the wrap and off the needle.

Heel Flap – Top-Down Socks

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Turn Heel – Top-Down Socks

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Picking Up Stitches Along Heel Flap

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Shape Gusset

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Foot, Toe, and Finishing

Kitchener Stitch

How to seam up your knitting with Kitchener Stitch.

Weave in Ends on Socks – Ribbing

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Bonus! Textured Heel-Flap Stitches for Top-Down Socks

Slip-Stitch Heel Pattern

Slip-Stitch Heel Pattern
Slip-Stitch Heel Pattern

Adding a textured heel flap is an easy way to make the socks more interesting AND to make the heel more durable at the same time.The slip-stitch heel is super-easy, and it is also nice and stretchy – great if you’re not sure how big the sock-recipient’s ankle is.

Eye-of-the-Partridge Heel Pattern

Eye-of-the-Partridge Heel Pattern
Eye-of-the-Partridge Heel Pattern

The Eye-of-the-Partridge heel pattern adds durability and a lovely textured look to your sock’s heel flap. Knit using a combination of slipped and knit stitches, you can knit this on top-down or toe-up socks.

 

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