Socks For Beginners
Socks are a great way to build your skills as a knitter because they have a standard construction which you can build on to make a unique version of the vanilla sock.
This sock is going to use a combination of knits and purls to make a staggered moss stick pattern for the leg and front foot construction. The sock will be constructed in the Cuff-Down method: start with the cuff, move down the leg, turn the heel, make the foot, and decrease down to the toe.
The skills you will need to complete this pattern are:
- Casting on
- Magic Loop if you are using large circular needles (see video for instructions)
- Knit and purl stitches
- Decreases using SSK and K2tog
- Kitchener Stitch (see video for instructions)
I will take you through the pattern step-by-step and show you how to integrate the textured pattern in the standard sock construction.