Table of contents:
- We knit seamless socks on two knitting needles: easy, interesting and exciting
- We start from the toe
- We start with an elastic band
- How to knit for kids
- Variation: seamless socks-slippers
- Video: knitting seamless socks on two needles
Video: How To Knit Socks On Two Needles Without A Seam: A Step-by-step Master Class With Photos And Videos
We knit seamless socks on two knitting needles: easy, interesting and exciting
Knitting has long been an integral part of every hostess at her leisure, and if she knew how to knit socks, it became a separate plus for both herself and her household. "But socks are knitted on five knitting needles, which constantly interfere and fall out, and this is so inconvenient and laborious!" - you say. That is why the knitting technique on two needles has spread today. We will now talk about it, and also show two ways to knit comfortable socks quickly, and even without seams.
- 1.1 Spokes
- 1.2 Yarn
- 1.3 Determine the size
- 2 We start from the toe
- 3 Starting with a rubber band
- 4 How to knit for children
- Variation 5: seamless socks-slippers
- 6 Video: knitting seamless socks on two needles
Any experienced knitter will tell you that the quality of the finished product directly depends on the correct selection of tools and materials used in the work, that is, in our case, knitting needles and threads. Including their thickness, length and what they are made of.
The first thing you need to choose is the knitting needles. Knitting should be fun, and convenience plays an important role in this case. Be guided when choosing the main criteria to buy the right model for you.
Different types of knitting needles for knitting socks
Wooden knitting needles are lightweight and strong enough, but can leave puffs on products. Plastic knitting needles are lightweight, smooth and comfortable, but they are very fragile and often break. Aluminum products are strong and smooth, but they can leave dark marks on light-colored yarns. Steel is perhaps the safest material, although many may find these needles heavy.
The size of the knitting needles must be selected depending on the pattern of the future product and the thickness of the yarn. It will be more convenient if you buy a complete set of knitting needles in all sizes so that you can use the right ones when needed. In the store, experienced sellers will tell you about the correct selection of the diameter of the knitting needles for a particular yarn and knitting density.
Pay attention to the edges of the needles. Working ends should not be blunt, but too sharp are not recommended. With these knitting needles, you can damage the sock during knitting, split the thread, which will make it look sloppy. Even worse, sharp knitting needles can injure your hands (even experienced knitters are not immune from this).
The non-working (rear) ends of the needles can be the same pointed or closed, with rings, caps or wire. The first option is double-sided, suitable only for knitting small items. The second type of knitting needles is designed to work with large, complex things.
The modern textile industry provides us with such a huge selection of yarns and threads for knitting that our eyes run up, and it is very difficult to find the right option. It can be wool, synthetics, cotton and a lot of other mixed types of threads.
Choose yarn carefully for future socks
The most suitable for knitting socks are wool-based threads. In the finished product, they keep their shape well, do not stretch, and the drawings and patterns look distinct and voluminous.
When choosing a yarn for yourself, carefully read the labels on the label. All the necessary information is indicated there: these threads are intended for hand or machine knitting, how to properly care for a knitted product. Do not throw away the label until you finish knitting: the information on the color and thread number indicated on it will come in handy if there is not enough yarn and you have to buy it.
Determine the size
It is not worth thoughtlessly to take up the knitting needles and start knitting. Knitting, like any other business, has features and preparatory steps that should be considered before starting work. First, you need to determine the size of the product. In order for your socks to fit perfectly on your feet, you must consider the height of the instep, the size of the foot, the lower girth of the lower leg. It is not often that we have the opportunity in the knitting process to attach the product to the model for trying on. Therefore, knitters often use a single formula based on shoe size:
X: 3 x 2 = Y
where X is the shoe size and Y is the foot size in centimeters.
Before starting knitting, measure your feet to calculate the size of the product
Secondly, there are some general guidelines for knitting any garment, including socks.
- Count the loops in the garment carefully. This is especially true for knitting complex patterns, but it is also important in a simple canvas.
- Remember that when knitting a sock, you need to form 4 parts: sole, heel, shaft and upper.
- When decorating a product, you can use threads of different colors and shades, but only of the same type, quality and thickness.
- The knitting density of the sock should be uniform throughout the work.
- Do not forget that some types of yarn lose quality during heat and wet processing (for example, shrink when washing). This is especially true for wool and semi-wool. To avoid such troubles, make small allowances while knitting. It is enough to knit 1–2 more loops on each side of the work than indicated in the report. But if you're planning a neat, gentle wash for your socks, stick to the exact number of loops.
We start from the toe
First, we'll look at a simple knit from the toe towards the top of the garment without a seam.
These socks without a seam can be knitted on two needles.
Take the main yarn and an additional thread (the length is at least 35 cm, it is better to take a sliding thread). Fix by knotting.
Tie the primary and secondary threads in a knot
Now calculate the number of loops. The basis for the calculation will be the leg circumference. Measure it with a centimeter and divide: by 3 - if you have thick yarn, by 4 - if the threads are of medium thickness. That is, in 1 centimeter of dense knit fabric with not very closely shifted initial loops, there should be 3 or 4 loops, respectively. This applies to knitting with needles # 3. If you use thicker knitting needles, the number of loops per centimeter will not be more than three.
Let's say you have 48 initial stitches. You need to cast on half of the calculated loops, that is, 24.
Begin to cast on stitches with additional thread
In this case, the main thread forms the loops, and the additional one fixes them at the bottom of the knitting.
Secure the loops with additional thread
Thus cast on 24 stitches on two folded needles.
Cast on 24 stitches
After taking out one knitting needle, knit the first row with the front loops, and the second with the purl loops, without knitting the last loop.
Remove one knitting needle and knit the front row
Turn the work over and continue knitting. The last stitches in each row are not tied.
Continue without knitting the last stitches in the rows.
Thus, you need to knit one less loop in each row until a third of the initial number of loops remains, that is, in our case, 8 pieces.
The number of loops will be reduced to one third
At this stage, an increase in the number of working loops begins: knit the previously removed loops in each row in turn.
Now knit the loops left
To avoid too large holes due to elongated loops, use this method: lift the side loop on the left knitting needle, knit it together with the next one on the left knitting needle. In the front row, these loops are knitted with the front ones, in the purl - with the purl ones.
Knit loops carefully to avoid leaving large distances between them
Work in this way to the toe of the sock until all the loops are back to work.
Now take into work the loops, which at the beginning were fastened with an additional thread (hereinafter referred to as DN). On the needle, lift the first stitch from the DN. Transfer one stitch from the left needle to the right needle.
Lift the loop from the DN again.
And transfer the loop to the right knitting needle from the left.
Transfer stitches from one knitting needle to another
Continue in this way until you have raised and transferred all stitches to the right needle. Then carefully remove the extra thread.
After transferring the loops, remove the extra thread
The further knitting process looks like this: 1 front (loop that was raised with an additional thread), then 1 loop is removed, the thread is removed in front of the loop (loop from the left knitting needle), again 1 front, 1 removed and so on in order. The last loop is knitted with the front one. Remove the first loop of the next row, knit 1, purl 1, repeat to the edge of the row.
Further knitting process
Accordingly, in one row you will knit half of the loops, in the other - the second half. You will get a product in the form of a "pipe". When its length is equal to the length of the foot, start knitting the heel.
Knitting the foot
Remove the loops through one on an additional knitting needle. On the remaining loops, knit the heel in the same way as you knitted the toe of the sock. So first, you will reduce the number of working loops by 1 in each row until you have a third of the starting number.
Knitting toe heel
And then you will add a loop in each row until the previous amount returns.
Finish knitting heel
Transfer all stitches to one knitting needle by knitting 1 knit stitch in turn from the front knitting needle and removing 1 knit stitch from the back knitting needle before knitting.
Transfer all stitches to one knitting needle
Next, knit in the same way as the foot, to the height of the sock without elastic.
Knit to the top
Tie an elastic band according to this pattern: 1 removed loop, * 1 persons. p., 1 p. remove, leave the thread before work, 1 out. p., 1 p. remove, leave the thread before work *. Repeat the report from * to *. After tying the elastic to the desired height, close the loops.
Tie elastic and close the loops
That's all. As a result of simple work - this wonderful sock.
After repeating the whole process, tie a pair for him.
We start with an elastic band
These cute two-tone socks are knitted no more difficult than the previous ones, with the only difference that the direction of work goes from top to bottom, from the elastic to the toe. Take yarn of two colors of the same thickness and needles # 3. In this example, the toe length is 11–12 centimeters.
Use two colors of thread for these socks
Knitting starts from the back of the cuff. Fold two knitting needles together, cast on 22 loops and knit 15 rows with an elastic band (depending on the density, this will be about 4 cm).
Tie 4 cm with 1 X 1 elastic band
After that, knit another 4 cm with the front stitch. If desired, you can change the color of the product. The back of the sock is ready.
Work 4 cm more with front stitch
Now start knitting the heel. To form it, in the front row, make decreases: knit the second, third and 2 penultimate loops together. This way, continue until there are 12 stitches left on the needles. After that, you need to expand the work so that the size of the canvas increases. Knit one additional front loop from the edge loop. In the purl rows, no additions are made. Add loops until the number is 22 again. The heel is formed.
Shape the heel of the sock
Knit an 8 cm long foot with a knit stitch. Alternate yarn colors: 2 rows for each color. The sole of the sock and its back are ready.
Knotting the foot of the sock, alternate colors
Similarly to the heel, knit the toe: reduce the number of loops to 12, then add to 24.
Tie 8 centimeters of the top of the sock, while connecting the first and last loops with the hem in each front row. This will connect the sole to the upper and almost finish knitting the sock.
Connect the sole and the top of the sock
Knit the front cuffs with the front stitch, at the same time connecting with the back. It remains to tie 4 centimeters of elastic - and the work is completed.
Finish knitting the sock
Tie the second sock in the same way.
Enjoy warm cozy socks!
How to knit for kids
For knitting children's socks, it is better to take multi-colored yarn. Bright colorful products not only delight the eye, but also become an interesting, funny thing for the baby. The main thing is for the thread to be natural, soft, and keep warm well. In addition, children's socks should be decorated with decorative elements in the form of knitted flowers, animals, butterflies, bugs and everything that your imagination tells you.
Children's socks should be bright, soft and fancy
The way of knitting children's seamless socks on two knitting needles can be anything: from a toe or from an elastic band - it does not matter. But it is very important to correctly calculate the number of loops depending on the size of the leg. To do this, use the formula we gave above, and take into account the thickness of the thread used.
Variation: seamless socks-slippers
Each of us wants our legs to be warm and comfortable. Is it raining, slush or snow outside? Imagine that warm and soft slippers, tied by your hands, are waiting for you at home!
Cozy and lightweight knitted slippers will surely please your feet!
For such slippers, you can use a simple scheme.
- Cast on 43 stitches. 20 of them are one side, 3 are in front and 20 are the other side. Then knit two rows: the first row with the front, the second with the purl.
- We knit the third row like this: knit 20 stitches with the front, yarn, one front, yarn, one wrong (this is the middle of the product or the central loop, everything goes from it symmetrically), yarn, one front, yarn, 20 front. We knit the fourth row and all even rows with the wrong side, except for the central one: we knit it with the front one.
- Fifth row: knit 20, yarn over, knit 3, yarn over, purl one, yarn over, knit 3, yarn over, knit 20.
- Seventh row: knit 20, yarn over, knit 5, yarn over, purl one, yarn over, knit 5, yarn over, knit 20.
- So we knit up to 23 rows. We knit it like this: 20 front, yarn, 21 front, yarn, one wrong, yarn, 21 front, yarn, 20 front.
- Now you need to knit the sole of the slipper. To do this, knitting the 23rd row, insert a strong thread into it, since the sole should be tougher and stronger. Remember how the heel is knitted at the toe, and in the same way make the front part of the slipper.
- The sole is made of 13 loops: 6 on the right, one in the center, 6 on the left. From six to the right and left, grab one loop at a time and do so along the entire length of the sole.
- Knit 25th row: knit 36, 37th and 38th stitches together, knit 11, 50th and 51st stitches together, remove this loop back onto the left knitting needle. We turn knitting over.
- 26th row: one loop already on the knitting needle, purl 11, purl 13 and 14 together, throw the resulting loop back onto the left knitting needle. Turn over and knit the rows until the loops for tacking are over. In the course of knitting, it is better to reduce the number of loops from 13 to 7-9, because the heel is narrower than the sole itself. Then we knit these 7-9 loops, picking up the loops. This will close your heel.
This pattern is usually used for knitting size 38-39 slippers
Video: knitting seamless socks on two needles
Knit socks and slippers, wear them comfortably, and keep your feet warm! No need to be upset if it doesn't work out right away. In this case, you can always ask for advice in the comments. The main thing is patience and hard work, because even the best craftswomen did not succeed the first time. And you will not notice how your work will be crowned with success, positive and just good rest and mood at your leisure!
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