Learning how to knit is a fun, relaxing hobby. Learning how to knit your own socks? Genius! You not only get the fun of knitting itself, but you get socks! Making your own socks can result not only in higher quality, but longer wear.
You can choose the yarn you want to work with, the colors and the type. Making wool socks for the winter? You betcha! How about cotton socks for summer wear? No problem!
I am going to share with you the pattern my daughter came up with for how to knit socks. She is amazing, as she taught herself to knit and to read patterns. Here is her sock knitting pattern, just for you to try!
What you will need: set of five size 10 1/2 double pointed needles, set of size 8 straight needles, and one skein of worsted weight yarn, cable needle.
For The Leg
Cast on 45 stitches on to your straight needle, then work in seed stitches for 8 rows.
Row 9, purl 45 stitches, Turn.
Row 10, knit 6, purl 2, knit 1, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 1, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 1, purl 2, knit 6, purl 2, knit 1, purl 3, Turn.
Row 11, knit 3, purl 1, knit 2, purl 6, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, purl 6, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, purl 6, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, purl 6.
Repeat rows 10 and 11 for 5 rows.
Row 16, transfer first 3 knit stitches onto cable needle, then knit 3 stitches, then transfer the stitches that are on the cable needle back onto the needle in your left hand, then knit those stitches, purl 2 knit one purl 2, repeat pattern till end of row.
Repeat row 10-16 until work is 6″ or as long as you want.
Now you want to transfer your work onto the double pointed needles so you can work in the round, to do this just take one of the needles and knit 11 stitches off the straight needle and onto the double pointed needle, this will become needle no.1. Then take needle no.2 and knit 11 stitches. With needle no.3 knit 11 stitches, then with needle no.4 knit 12 stitches. All your work should now be on double pointed needles.
Work in the round, needle 1. knit 2, skip, knit 2, skip, knit 1, skip. Now there should be 8 stitches on needle 1. repeat on needle 2 and 3.
needle 4. knit 2, skip, knit 2, skip, knit 2, skip, skip. There now should be 8 stitches on all needles.
For The Heel
Row 1. Knit the following onto one needle sl 1, knit 1, 7 times, knit one, (16 stitches) be sure all stithces are on one needle. Turn.
Row 2. slip one, purl 15. Turn.
repeat rows 1 and 2, 9 more times for a total of 20 rows.
Have you ever tried to knit your own socks? What was your favorite pair? Be sure to pin this for later!
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.