Socks can be a great way to make a statement while keep […]
Socks can be a great way to make a statement while keeping your toes warm. They can also be an excellent gift idea. Flat knit socks are knit using 2 straight needles and a back seam to form a tubular sock. Begin by knitting a top cuff and work your way down to the toe and heel gusset.
A great pattern for knitting flat socks is a simple striped sock pattern. This pattern is great for new knitters and can be knit either flat or round. This pattern is available for download or in a paper pattern.
Knitting socks on two straight needles is another popular method. In this method, you knit a flat piece of fabric and sew up the seam at the end. A common method used to sew flat knit socks is the Kitchener stitch, but you can use any method that works best for you. Some knitters even use contrasting yarn to give the socks a fun look.
If you need to make adjustments, it's helpful to have an image of the sock laid flat. Then, you'll be able to visualize what parts need adjustment. Cast on more stitches if you want your sock to be longer, and subtract equal amounts of rows from the front part of the leg and the sole of the sock to make it wider. The same is true if you want to make your sock narrower.