Sock Knitting Essentials

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How to Measure Your Foot for Knit Socks

You'll need both a hard ruler and a soft tape measure.
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Joining Yarn for an Afterthought Heel

Starting a new yarn when there's nothing to attach it to.
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Knitting Both Socks the Same Size

4 ways to ensure your socks are the same length.
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Knitting Two at a Time Socks on One Needle or Two

Knit both socks at the same time.
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Pick Up and Knit

Picking up stitches along the edge of a heel flap.
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Picking Up Heel Gusset Stitches

Pick up and knit stitches along the edge of a heel flap.
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Picking Up Stitches on a Garter Edged Heel Flap

It's easier to identify where to pick up stitches when your heel flap is edged with garter stitch.
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Pinless Japanese Short Rows: The Catch Method

Same results as the pinned version but with less fuss.
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Pinned Japanese Short Row Heels

Locking markers are clipped onto the yarn when making the turning stitches.
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Pinned Japanese Short Rows

Using pins, or locking stitch markers, makes Japanese short row shaping easier to manage