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My First Knit Socks – Beginner Sock Knitter Make-Along

Knitting socks can seem like a daunting task for beginner knitters, but fear not! Marly Bird, a renowned knitwear designer, has created a free how to knit My First Knit Socks with Marly Bird knit-along that will guide you through the process of making your very first pair of socks.

Knit Socks with Chic Sheep Yarn

Throughout the knit-along, Marly will provide step-by-step video tutorials and written instructions, as well as tips and tricks to help you achieve success. You will learn how to cast on, knit in the round, turn a heel, and graft a toe.

In addition to the technical skills, you will also have the opportunity to connect with a community of like-minded knitters, share your progress, and receive support and encouragement along the way.

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced knitter looking to try something new, the Marly Bird My First Knit Socks Knit-Along is the perfect project to challenge yourself and expand your knitting skills. So grab your knitting needles and let’s get started!

Find My Complete Guide to Learning How to Knit Socks Here.

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Okay, now that that introduction is over, let’s be frank.

My First Knit Socks

Over the years I have heard people have a love-hate relationship with sock knitting. Many people learn how to knit because they want to be able to make socks. I also hear people say that they have sock-itis and only ever finish one sock of the pair.

Sample of the My First Knit Socks  with Chic Sheep Yarn

There are a few different ways that you can make socks. Top up, cuff down, two at a time, magic loop, or with DPNs. Although none of these ways are wrong we will be working cuff down with DPNs. Feel free to alter the pattern to another method if you like, but please know that there will only be support for the original pattern.

The Dreaded DPN’s

Are you ready to conquer one of the most feared aspects of the knitting world? My First Knit Socks Knit-Along is here to help you overcome your fear of double-pointed needles (DPNs).

As a knitting teacher, I’ve encountered many students who have struggled with DPNs. However, I firmly believe that anyone can work with DPNs, as long as they are taught in a way that resonates with them.

During the KAL, I provide a video tutorial that guides you through each section of the sock-making process. I share my tried-and-true tips and tricks for working with DPNs, ensuring your success.

In essence, I will be teaching a simplified version of my Four Play class, which I teach at events around the county. So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced knitter, join us for the My First Knit Socks Knit-Along and conquer your DPN fears once and for all.

Marly Bird Knitting the sock sample on a street in San Francisco during a photoshoot for her first collection of patterns with Chic Sheep Yarn

The Community

There is a dedicated Facebook group for this KAL that is monitored by me and several of the WONDERFUL sampler knitters who tested this pattern for me. We are all there to help you with this project. Please join us!

My First Knit Socks: Materials

For this course, we’ll be using 100% Merino Wool in a worsted weight. The larger weight is used to help you easily see the stitches as you work on the top-down sock pattern.

My First Knit Sock Free Online Video Tutorials and Extras

Below are the links to individual posts about knitting your first sock. Each post has a section of the overall pattern AND extras that are ONLY AVAILABLE on those posts. You will NOT find them in the final pdf pattern.

All the videos are free on the Marly Bird YouTube Channel. Subscribe to the Marly Bird YouTube channel.

Part 1 of 6 Cast on

Part 2 of 6 Leg

Part 3 of 6 Heel Flap

Part 4 of 6 Turning Heel and Gusset

Part 5 of 6 Foot

Part 6 of 6 Toe and Finishing 


Marly Bird House || Online Learning Platform

The free video content provided in the My First Knit Socks Knit-Along is a great example of the kind of detailed content you will find in the MarlyBirdHouse.com

The teaching style is clear, concise, and easy to follow, making it ideal for both new and experienced knitters. There are step-by-step video tutorials that provide detailed instructions that ensure you understand each concept before moving on to the next step.

Screenshot of courses available in the Marly Bird House: BiCrafty Bootcamp (Knit or Crochet), Stitch Nite, Camp Colorwork, Colorful Crochet Socks, Crochet Sock Stitch Dictionary.

Furthermore, MarlyBirdHouse.com offers a wide range of courses that cover various knitting and crochet techniques for those who are BiCrafty! You will find lace, colorwork, cables, and pattern collections to name just a few. Each course is designed to help you improve your skills and take your skills to the next level.

Whether you’re looking to learn a new technique or refine your existing skills, MarlyBirdHouse.com has everything you need to succeed. With its comprehensive courses, detailed video tutorials, and supportive community, this platform is a must-visit for anyone who loves to knit or crochet.

So why not check it out today and see how MarlyBirdHouse.com can help you achieve your crafting goals?

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  1. Hazel Hopkins says:

    Although I came to the sock kal late, I was able to knit a sock in just over a day with the help of your videos. I was already a sock knitter but your tips for casting on and avoiding gusset holes as well as the glorious ‘eye of partridge’ heel flap have given me much more confidence. It goes to show that you are never to old to learn, if you’re willing. So a big Thank you for your kal Marly! I would love to try the Red Heart Chic Sheep yarn but it doesn’t seem to be available in the UK. Perhaps you might know if Red Heart intend to get it to UK suppliers in future? If so, I’d love to know. It certainly gives your socks great definition. Thanks again for the great ‘recipe’.

    • Marly Bird says:

      You know, I do but it is a pattern in a book called “Knitter’s book of Socks” by Clara Parkes. I thought for sure I had other patterns available for toe up on two circulars but apparently I never got around to publishing them. I will have to get right on that!

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