Sock Knitting Essentials

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4 Tips for Knitting Socks with Self-Striping Yarn

Lining up the stripes, or not...
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Anatomy and Fit Comparison of 3 Toe-Up Sock Heels

Comparing socks with short row, gusset and flap, and (flapless) gusset heel shaping.
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Anatomy and Fit Comparison of 3 Top-Down Sock Heels

Comparing socks with short row, flap and gusset, and (flapless) gusset heel shaping.
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Avoiding Heel Flap Gap in Flap and Gusset Sock Heels

Preventing holes at the top of the gusset instead of fixing them later.
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Casting on Two at a Time Socks Top-Down

Arranging your stitches on one needle or two.
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Flapless Gusset Heel: Toe-Up

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

A decorative and anatomical shaping method.
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German Short Rows

German short rows can be used to create the rounded cup shape of the heel or toe of a sock.
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Gusset Heels for Top-Down Socks

Fuss-free and flapless heel shaping.
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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.