Teach Yourself Visually Sock Knitting by Laura Chau
By Laura Chau
Socks are transportable, enjoyable to knit, and quickly to complete—and they make nice presents. This step by step advisor walks you thru the entire options used to knit appealing socks—from purchasing yarn to engaged on double-pointed needles, from turning a heel to grafting a toe. It covers knitting socks top-down, toe-up, and flat, explains tips to create numerous heels and feet, and provides you a dozen unique styles for every little thing from child booties to knee socks. even if youre new to knitting or simply new to socks, youll study the abilities wanted for a life of artistic sock knitting.
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30 Knitting Techniques 2 chapter Purl into the Front and Back of a Stitch 1 Purl the stitch as normal, but do not remove the completed stitch from the left needle. 2 Swing the right needle tip around so that it is behind the left needle tip. Insert the right needle tip into the back loop of the purl stitch, from left to right. 3 Wrap the working yarn around the right needle tip counterclockwise and pull the new stitch through the existing stitch. 4 Pull the completed stitch from the left needle to complete the increase— 2 purl stitches have been created out of 1 stitch.
41 Read Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cast On The cast-on is the very beginning of any sock. Here is one common method of casting on for top-down or flat socks, but you can use any cast-on you like such as the Cable Cast-On or Knitted Cast-On. Toe-up socks have their own methods, described in Chapter 9. The main concern in the cast-on is getting the right amount of tension—the sock should stay up, but not be binding. Long-Tail Cast-On The long-tail cast-on is an easy method that results in a firm yet stretchy edge, and uses only one of your needles.
26 Increase: Knit Front and Back, Purl Front and Back . . . . . 30 Increase: Make 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Decrease: Knit 2 Together, Purl 2 Together . . . . . . . . . 34 Decrease: Slip, Slip, Knit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Decrease: Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slipped Stitch Over . . . . . . 37 Knit Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Weave in Ends .