Handmade socks are rewarding knitting projects which make wonderful gifts for you and those knit-worthy people in your life. If you have never knit socks, you may not know that a lot of engineering goes into them, and they are a great way to practice on a small scale all the techniques that go into larger projects such as sweaters. To help you along with your first sock–or even if you have knit many socks but want a refresher on some particular techniques–we have collected the video tutorials for our One Sock Knitalong, which will guide you through all the major steps of knitting the One Sock pattern, or any top-down sock pattern, with a heel flap, and gusset.
We used Amble yarn in the shade Isel for these tutorials. Amble was designed to be the perfect sock yarn, made with a blend of Easy-wash merino, Easy-wash alpaca and recycled nylon. The sock was knit using the One Sock knitting pattern, designed by Kate Atherley. The One Sock pattern comes with an instructional booklet and provides instruction for 4 sizes of baby socks as well as 11 sizes of adult socks.
We also have One Sock knitting kits that make fantastic gifts for aspiring sock knitters. The Deluxe Kit comes with the printed One Sock knitting pattern and instructional booklet, one 100g hank of Amble yarn and three 25g mini skeins of Amble. The Essential Kit comes with the printed One Sock pattern and instructional booklet, one 100g hank of Amble yarn and one 25g mini skein of Amble.
In this first One Sock knitting tutorial, we will look at several different knitting needle arrangements for sock knitting and give you some top tips for casting on for your first sock:
In our second One Sock knitting tutorial, we have finished the cuff and leg of our sock and now we will knit the heel flap:
In the third One Sock knitting tutorial, we have finished the cuff, leg and heel flap of our sock and now we will turn the heel:
In our fourth One Sock knitting tutorial, we have finished the cuff, leg, heel flap and turned the heel of our sock and now we are ready to work the gusset:
In this, our final One Sock knitting tutorial, we have finished the cuff, leg, heel flap, turned the heel of our sock, knit the gusset and length of the foot and now we are ready to work the toe and finish the sock: