Downside Up Socks (3 hours) (intermediate)


Class Description

Turn tradition on its head! Use two circular needles to knit a sock from the toe up. Start with an unconventional cast-on, form a perfect heel without picking up any stitches (and without that pesky hole, too!), and finish with a nice, stretchy bind-off. You’ll make a mini sock in class, but you’ll leave with the information needed to make your own custom-fit toe-up socks!

Techniques to be covered

  • Knitting with two circular needles
  • Slip knot
  • Turkish cast-on
  • Toe shaping
  • Taking foot measurements
  • Adding a stitch pattern to a sock
  • Gusset shaping
  • Heel shaping
  • Heel flap
  • Leg
  • Cuff
  • EZ’s sewn bind-off

Supplies needed

  • 50 gms smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
  • Two US 6 (4 mm) circular needles (any lengths)
  • 3 stitch markers
  • Safety pin
  • Stitch holder


Cast on 24 stitches. Purl 1 row. Place stitches on stitch holder. Cut yarn, leaving a 10 yd ball of yarn attached.