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Free--How to Knit Socks top-down

from Crafting-a-Life Originals
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Free--How to Knit Socks top-down
Free--How to Knit Socks top-down

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease

Pattern Description:

This is a free eBook that walks you through the steps you need to knit a sock (any gauge, yarn, needle size). Because it is an eBook, there are links throughout to tutorials and web pages that will help you with the trickier elements of construction(1).


NOTE: Why the sideways format and big font? Because eBooks are weird, and if you're reading an eBook on a small screen, like an iPhone, you'll find that a sideways book is much easier to read.
If you enjoyed this book, please consider grabbing a copy of the Toe-up book, or any of the individual heel books which allow you to substitute a heel that fits YOU at any gauge in any pattern. (click on the "sock" link here and scroll down: http://crafting-a-life.com/shop/?page_id=172#socks)

(1) links are updated and numbers improved as of 7/29/11. Please let me know if there's an issue with new version


This tutorial is similar to a recipe so you can knit your socks using any yarn and matching needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • any size, any gauge


  • any size needles/yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers, tapestry needle

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