Knitting Tutorial - The Black Squirrel's Favorite Toe-Up Sock Recipe

Knitting Tutorial - The Black Squirrel's Favorite Toe-Up Sock Recipe

So you want to learn to knit toe-up socks? Then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve tried them all, made all the mistakes, and found our favorite combination of techniques for an easy, enjoyable, and well-fitting sock. The following is a full tutorial, including links to the best tutorials we’ve found for all the stitches you need to know.

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Free Knitting Pattern - Safety Third Socks

Free Knitting Pattern - Safety Third Socks

These socks are based on our favorite sock recipe, and one day, partly inspired by the wild color scheme my husband chose for a new pair of socks, I threw caution to the wind because I wanted to know what would happen if I tried a contrasting heel color on the Fleegle heel. What it turned into was an upside-down triangle of color right on the back of the heel, and it reminded me of a caution sign! And thus, the Safety Third Socks were born!

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Free Knitting Pattern - Dad Joke Socks

Free Knitting Pattern - Dad Joke Socks

Dads, and guys in general, seem to be the hardest to find gifts for, and likewise there's not a lot of great, masculine sock patterns that aren’t super boring to knit. I designed these socks when I came up against the problem of finding a pleasing yet not-too-busy pattern for my father's yuletide socks. He likes cars and likes to put his feet up, so I created a racing-stripe-like fading rib pattern that continues up the front of the sock only. It combines a toe made with Judy's Magic Cast-On and a simple Fleegle heel that doesn't require any picking up of stitches or grafting, making it a quick, easy, and satisfying knit.

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Free Knitting Pattern - Knits and Knots Shawlette

Free Knitting Pattern - Knits and Knots Shawlette

This free pattern was inspired by the beautiful rainbow yarn from Knits and Knots Tahoe. It is a great intro pattern for those who haven't tried shawl knitting yet, and a fun, quick knit for advanced knitters. We've also partnered with Knits and Knots Tahoe and Forbidden Woolery to put together a kit at a special price, which is now for sale in our online shop!

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Free Knitting Pattern - Twisted Stockinette Baby Cardigan

Free Knitting Pattern - Twisted Stockinette Baby Cardigan

This lovely newborn size baby cardigan is a perfect gift for a new baby. Worked entirely in fingering weight superwash merino yarn with a twisted stockinette stitch, it has a unique texture and cuddly-soft drape.

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