How to Knit Socks on DPNs – A Tutorial by Crazy Sock Lady

June 26, 2021 Off By editorialteam

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Learn to knit socks on Double Pointed Knitting Needles.

In this tutorial we will walk through each step of knitting socks on DPNs including: casting on and setting up, knitting the heel flap and gusset, knitting the toe, and how to close up your toe using the Kitchener Stitch.

This tutorial accompanies a written pattern that can be purchased on Ravelry & Etsy. (Links below) In the tutorial I will be knitting a size medium from this pattern. If the amounts needed for Small or Large are different from the medium I will put the info at the bottom of the screen.

Pattern is written for Small(Medium, Large) – Circumference 8-9”(9-10”, 10-11”)
A Note on Sizes: The sizes listed are based on the foot circumference and not the foot length. I recommend choosing a size that will allow for 1-2 inches of negative ease to get the best fit. You will knit the sock to the length that you need in order to fit.

If you would like to purchase the written pattern to follow along it is available for only $2.00, you can do so here:

Supplies needed: (links are for where the ones I used in the tutorial can be found on Amazon)
US1/2.25mm DPNs:

Scissors: Ones I used aren’t on Amazon, no link to purchase.
Light Bulb Progress Keepers:
Needle (for kitchenering and weaving in ends):
Tape Measure:
Yarn: 100 grams/463 yards of fingering weight yarn. Sample knit in: Pineapple Yarn in the Brown Sugared Fig colorway on the Lani Sock Base (75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon) 100 grams/463 yards.

Long Tail Cast On Tutorial:

Shoe Sizes in Inches:

Below are times that you can use to skip ahead to any portions of the tutorial that you need to:
Cuff/Cast On: 1:44
Leg: 18:03
Slip Stitch Heel Flap: 20:57
Heel Turn: 26:27
Gusset: 31:50
Toe: 48:53
Kitchener: 54:22
Weaving in ends: 1:01:09