Learn to Knit Socks

  • Have you ever wanted to knit your owns socks but don’t know where to start?
  • Would you like to treat your feet to something comfortable and cozy?
  • Do you have that one off skein of sock yarn in your stash just waiting for the perfect pattern to show off its colours?
  • Do you enjoy a project that combines mindless TV or social knitting but also has parts to keep you interested?
  • Do you like a small project you can pop in your bag to knit when the opportunity strikes?


  • If your answer is YES to any of these questions why not give sock knitting a go today!


With the Let the Yarn Shine sock pattern you can learn to knit socks by following a pattern full of detailed instructions, photos and hints and tips PLUS every stage has a supporting video tutorial!

Why Should I Learn to Knit Socks?

Hand knitted socks are a real treat for the feet. Not only are they cozy and comfortable but there's also something extra special and luxurious about slipping on a pair of soft hand knitted socks.

As a knitting project they have many elements to keep you interested as well as sections that don't require much concentration, so they can be great for social or TV knitting. And as they are a small project you can pop them in your bag and knit them whenever opportunity strikes!

What is included in the pattern?

The Let the Yarn Shine sock pattern has been written for the knitter who is brand new to sock knitting. You will need to be comfortable with working knit and purl stitches and k2tog, ssk and p2tog decreases. If you need a refresher on any of these stitches you can take a look at the tutorials page.

Using the pattern and the supporting video tutorials, we will go through every stage of sock knitting step-by-step. There are also lots of photos and handy hints included in the pattern too.

With this pattern and videos you will learn:

  • How a top down sock is constructed
  • How to choose your materials
  • How to use double pointed needles to knit in the round
  • How to measure a foot and easily adjust your sock lengths for a perfect fitting sock
  • How to cast on and divide your stitches over the double pointed needles
  • How to knit a slip stitch heel flap
  • How to create a gusset for a snug and comfortable fitting sock
  • How to shape the toes
  • How to work Kitchener Stitch to finish your socks
  • How to block your socks for a smooth and professional finish

For an overview of what you will knitting and for some hints and tips on choosing your materials, take a look at the Introduction to sock knitting video below!

What Materials Do I Need?

To knit your socks you will need:

When choosing the yarn for your socks I recommend looking for a yarn with nylon content or a high twist as this adds extra durability and strength. 

'Choose your Colour' Knitting Kits for the Let the Yarn Shine socks are available to purchase and include your choice of sock yarn from any of the colours on the website - including sparkle yarns!

Kits also include a free copy of the pattern (either printed and posted, emailed to you or sent to your Ravelry library) and a stitch marker.

You can choose to add on the double pointed needles if you wish.