Online Class

Knit Original Toe-Up Socks


Say goodbye to seaming and knit your socks from the toe up! Combine the shaping, stitch patterns, heels and toes you prefer into the design you want.

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What You Get

  • 16 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Donna Druchunas
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.


Embrace the time-tested method of toe-up knitting! Join popular instructor Donna Druchunas, and learn how to create your own seamless sock design by mixing and matching different features. Start class by learning about the anatomy of a sock before moving on to the shaping and stitch patterns you can use. For toes, Donna will lay out the steps to the moccasin toe, the wedge toe and the short row toe. When you move on, you'll discover how to create afterthought heels, gusset heels and short row heels. Want to ensure sock success before you start? Donna will guide you through taking accurate measurements and planning your sock using an included worksheet. Plus, you'll learn great tips and tricks for polished finishing and receive three free patterns included with class!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Donna Druchunas and find out all the reasons why toe-up sock knitting is a great technique.
2. Anatomy of a Sock
3. Design Considerations
4. Moccasin Toe
5. Wedge Toe
6. Short Row Toe
7. Afterthought Heels
8. Gusset Heels
9. Short Row Heels
10. Sock Planning Worksheet
11. Knit Toe & Foot
12. Knit the Heel
13. Knit Leg & Cuff
14. Finishing
15. Bonus: Two Socks at Once
16. Bonus: Reading Charts

Taught by

Donna Druchunas
Donna Druchunas
Donna is an expert on ethnic patterns and techniques and is the author of six books, including Arctic Lace. She teaches workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. Donna lives in a 150-year-old New England farmhouse with her husband, mother and three cats, who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items.
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