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How to Knit a Pair of Socks

In today’s knitting video tutorial we’re showcasing one of the knitting videos created by HowCast, which you can also view through their YouTube channel, which includes a wide variety of instructional videos about many hobbies and crafts.

This particular tutorial features a knitting expert who shares with us how to knit a pair of comfy socks. In a nutshell, this video demonstrates the following steps to create these super simple, handcrafted socks for everyone in your family.: (1) Cast on 36 stitches — 40 stitches if you’re doing men’s socks — on one needle; (2) Knit two stitches, and then purl two stitches. Continue this across the first row, ending with purl two; (3) Repeat, alternating knit two, purl two, for each row until the piece measures 15 to 18 inches, or 22 inches for a men’s sock; (4) Decrease stitches in the next row by knitting two stitches together, then purling two stitches together for the entire row; (5) Cut the yarn, leaving 36 inches to sew the seam. Thread through the yarn needle; (6) Insert the needle under each of the 18 stitches remaining on the needle. Draw the needle through the stitches a second time and pull the string tight. Then sew the seam together at the back of the sock; (7) Repeat the steps for knitting the other sock, or knit both socks at the same time using a second set of needles and yarn to ensure they’re the same size.

Visit this post on HowCast which provides much more details about this particular project which is being showcased in the video below, including numbered written instructions.

So if you’ve always wanted to knit yourself a pair of socks, watch the video below and follow the instructions!

This video tutorial was created by HowCast. I encourage you to watch more of their great videos, and subscribe to their channel on YouTube by clicking here.

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