Today I decided to see if I had enough energy to film some video clips of a beginner series on knitting baby socks. In conjunction with the book I’m working on, I thought a good first-time project for those who are eager to start right away was the Easy Tube Baby Sock.
This tutorial teaches you how to:
1. Cast on stitches using the long-tail method
2. Divide cast on stitches onto four double-pointed needles (it’s really easy!)
3. How to align your stitches properly to keep them from twisting when “knitting in the round”
4. Make the cuff
5. Knit stockinette stitch using the circular method
6. Decrease stitches
7. Use an easy bind-off method to close the toe of the baby sock
Now I just have to edit the video clips, upload them, and update them here. This is the first time I’m attempting to film myself knitting and it’s a challenge. I am excited to do it at every good opportunity especially before our baby arrives this summer, Lord willing.
Our family plans on making videos as well of knitting baby socks that include the short row heel (without wraps and turns) using a yarn over method that Priscilla Gibson-Roberts teaches. I also want to show other options of making baby socks for those who are nervous about using double-pointed needles and would like to use single-pointed needles.
That project might come after the tube sock and short-row heel sock. Who knows? I may finish writing the baby sock book first.
Happy Baby Sock Knitting!