June 27, 2022

How to Knit Socks: Basic Recipe

MATERIALS

Superwash wool of any weight

Knitter’s Pride Marblz, Zing, or Symfonie Dreamz DPNs in the corresponding size

Tapestry needle

Step 1ESTABLISH GAUGE
No matter what yarn you’re working with, or size sock — from baby to grown man — you’re knitting the basic model for making on is GENERALLY the same. The difference is really only in the numbers. To that end, you’ll first need to knit a swatch with chosen yarn, needles, and stitch pattern to establish stitch and row gauge. You’ll need this info for the next step.

For the purposes of this tutorial, let’s say we’re using size U.S. 6/4 mm needles and sport-weight yarn, when knit in Stockinette Stitch, gives us a gauge of 4 stitches and 6 1/2 rows per inch.

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