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A guide to easy knitting socks

date: 29/12/2020



Knitting seems to have started with socks, and only then did people think that they could knit hats, gloves, slippers and whatever else could be knitted. It is said that anyone can knit socks ... Is that so? Thinking about the people who knit - yes, they all knit socks. But if I ask my mother, for example, how she knitted these beautiful colorful socks for me - she can't tell me. She doesn't know the technique, her hands just guide her. And of course - the imagination. I have already written many times that knitting is a creative process that is constantly evolving and enriching.
But let's get to the knitting and more precisely the classic technique of knitting socks, and it uses 5 hooks. Yes, 5, don't be afraid. If you understand the technique and with a little imagination - your hands start knitting on their own.

When knitting socks, the number of stitches is different - it depends on the type of yarn and the size of the hooks. And since so far we are talking about children's knitting, let the hooks be thin now, the yarn - too (baby). The stitches should be 56, 14 per hook. This way you will knit socks for a child aged 6-8. The rule is to always divide the stitches into 4, because they are on four hooks and knit with the heel. Do you get it? It is logical, despite the creative element.
Making stitches. The ball of yarn is folded in two (about 40 cm) and from the resulting double thread you start the stitches. You get 2 stitches from a cloak and a nice edge at the beginning of the sock. All stitches are crocheted, knitted once and divided by 14 on a hook while knitting or after finishing the first row. Arrange the four hooks in a circle - at the beginning no one knows where to stand, but after a few rows, everyone is in place. With the cape from the last hook you knit the first stitch from the first hook. Then knitting continues with the fifth hook.
Start knitting with an ankle elastic. Knit with 1 front and 1 back stitch in a circle, ie. the outside of the sock. Knit about 30 rows, but better measure the legs. Follow 20 rows of facial straight knit and get to the heel.

Divide the knit into 2 hooks of 28 stitches. Leave one hook, knit only the other - 10 rows, as is the distance of the curve of the foot to the foot. 1st hook with 28 stitches do not knit, 2nd hook with 28 knit with 3rd hook. There are two left. Knit the ten rows one face, one back, finish the last row and start the contraction of the heel.
Divide the 28 stitches into three (9, 10, 9) on the hook. The middle 10 stitches are not knitted. You start with the front row, knit the first 7 stitches, and the 8th and 9th sew. You finish your order normally. Turn the hooks, knit the reverse row, knit the first 7 stitches, twist the 8th and 9th, knit the row to the end. Turn the hooks, knit the front row, knit the first 6 stitches, knit the 7th and 8th, knit to the end. Turn the reverse order, knit the first 6 stitches, sew the 7th and 8th, knit to the end. Thus, until there are 12 stitches left, ie. ten from the middle and both with contractions.
You have finished the last row, take a free hook and start new stitches - the same number as you started: you had 28 stitches, 12 left, you need 16. You make 8 stitches on each side of the formed piece for the heel.
Grab the knit, stitch on the inside, starting where the thread from the last knit stitch. Make stitches in the direction from the hook you have knitted so far to the hook you have not knitted. Knit the stitches so that they are symmetrical. Insert the free 3rd hook under the ridge, pull, remove and get a stitch - repeat eight times. You reach the hook that you did not knit, knit it to the other end, repeat the same action and knit new 8 stitches on the 4th hook.
Turn the knit, knit the outside and knit the 8 stitches. Next is the hook with 28 stitches, the other 8 and continue from the hook with the 12 stitches, ie. shrinkage. With the knitting you adjust the hooks to be 4 by 14 stitches again. Knit only front in a circle - the length of the foot depends on the size.
You reach the toes and the end of the sock. Shrink about 20 rows - keep them in mind from the total length of the sock. Knit the first hook - sew the 1st and 2nd stitch and continue to the end. The second hook - knit all the stitches, the last two 13th and 14th fold. The third hook - sew the 1st and 2nd stitch, knit the others. The fourth hook - knit all, the last two 13th and 14th fold. The next row is without contraction. In the next you shrink according to the same scheme. Continue until there are 10 stitches left on the hook, ie. shrink in a row to be smooth and get the width of the feet and toes (depending on the size). Knit the next rows by squeezing each row until there are 4-3 stitches per hook. Transfer the stitches to 2 hooks - 8-6 each and with the 3rd hook knit two at a time - throw the thread and knit from both hooks at the same time until the stitches are finished. Knit the remaining stitches on one hook at a time until they are finished. You can also knit the last stitches on the inside - it's a little harder, but more beautiful. Turn the sock over, string the stitches again and knit from the inside. Ready.

Measure the length of the foot and the thickness of the ankle and decide what the height from the heel to the ankle should be.
Start from the back. On the two needles, gather 22 stitches each and knit 4 cm, sewing the front and back. Knit another 4 cm front and the back is ready.
Next is the heel. Reduce before the second, third, and two consecutive beams until twelve on the ped. Start to expand by knitting the first facial stitch on each row with the last one from the previous row. Repeat until the stitches are 22. The bottom of the heel is shaped.
The lower part is knitted in the same way, depending on the size. The lower and back part are ready.
The shaping of the chop is like the fifth.
Choppa tip. Knit 7 cm, knitting each face with the first and last stitch. This is how you connect the foot with the upper part - the knitting already looks like a real chop. Another 4 cm elastic and you're done!

Well, it turns out that it's not that simple to knit socks - and here you need a good knowledge of technique, practice and developed imagination. Here are the basic things you need to know to master this knitting as well.
Model and when you will wear them. The type of yarn and the size of the crochet hooks or needles depend on this. If the socks are summer - choose a thin lace or cotton yarn. For classic thick socks for the coldest days - wool is your friend. The ideal sock needles are the size of the respective yarn or slightly larger.
Dimensions. Very important, especially for beginners. Draw a sock - yes, I forgot to write that it is good to be able to paint. You will need: the length of the foot and the top of the sock; leg circumference, where the upper edge of the sock will be; distance from the heel to the base of the little toe.
Choose the technique or come up with your own. Creativity, creativity, creativity


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