Sock Knitting Essentials

4 Tips for Knitting Socks with Self-Striping Yarn

Lining up the stripes, or not...

Anatomy and Fit Comparison of 3 Toe-Up Sock Heels

Comparing socks with short row, gusset and flap, and (flapless) gusset heel shaping.

Anatomy and Fit Comparison of 3 Top-Down Sock Heels

Comparing socks with short row, flap and gusset, and (flapless) gusset heel shaping.

Avoiding Heel Flap Gap in Flap and Gusset Sock Heels

Preventing holes at the top of the gusset instead of fixing them later.

Casting on Two at a Time Socks Top-Down

Arranging your stitches on one needle or two.

Flapless Gusset Heel: Toe-Up

When worked from the toe-up this shaping is sometimes called a Fleegle heel.

Flower Toe

A decorative and anatomical shaping method.

German Short Rows

German short rows can be used to create the rounded cup shape of the heel or toe of a sock.

Gusset Heels for Top-Down Socks

Fuss-free and flapless heel shaping.

How Decrease Slant Effects a Knit Sock Toe

Using paired decreases can create a prominent or more subtle band along the side of the toe.