My First Knit Socks on Double Pointed Needles Part 1 of 6

The My First Knit Socks on Double Pointed Needles Part 1 of 6 is the start of your sock knitting experience. My hope is it will be a great one 🙂
This pattern is part of the 2018 spring knit-along for Red Heart Yarn and has video support for each part as well as a wonderful facebook group that is there to help as well. If you’ve never knit socks before this will be a great time to start, with my help.
The My First Knit Socks on Double Pointed Needles Part 1 of 6 pattern is FREE and fun to make, so join in!

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My First Knit Socks on Double Pointed Needles Part 1 of 6

Ladies (Mens)
8 (10.5)” [ 20.5 (26.67) cm]


Yarn–RED HEART® Chic Sheep by Marly Bird™; 2 balls: #r170 Poolside
Needles–US #5/3.75mm set of 5 double pointed needles

  • Removable Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle


24 sts= 4 inches in St st


Directions are for the Ladies size; with Mens size in parentheses.

Watch the video for more explanation about how to cast on using the “No Cuss Cast-On for DPN’s”, how to join in the round, and how to make sure the stitches are not twisted.
To keep the dreaded “second sock syndrome” from happening I highly suggest that you get an extra set of needles and make two socks at the same time. Make the first cuff, then use the extra set of needles and other ball of yarn to make the second cuff.
Have patience if this is your first time working with dpn’s. It takes some getting used to but after you get the cuff complete you will feel more confident.

My First Knit Socks on Double Pointed Needles Part 1 of 6


Using long tail cast on, cast on 48, (64) sts onto 4 needles [12 (16) sts per needle] and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Knit 1 round.
*Knit 1, purl 1; repeat from * around.
Work in the k1, p1 ribbing pattern until cuff measures: 1.5 (2)”

Video Tutorial:

Video Tutorial: My First Knit Socks using DPNs with Marly Bird Part 1 of 6

Knit-Along Schedule:

Each week I’ll have a new video showing how to knit the section for that week. To get notified as soon as the video is posted, subscribe to the Marly Bird YouTube channel.
Week 1-March 28, 2018
Cast on
Week 2-April 4, 2018
Week 3-April 11, 2018
Week 4-April 18, 2018
Turning Heel and Gusset
Week 5-April 25, 2018
Week 6-May 2, 2018
Toe and Finishing

Enter to Win:

Post your progress pictures each week in the Marly Bird KAL Facebook group to be entered for a chance to win a Red Heart prize pack! We’ll choose one winner each week for the prize pack. One week after the final video is posted we’ll ask you to share a photo of your finished socks, and we’ll choose 3 winners to each win a $50 prize pack from everyone who finished.
To enter: Post your picture of your in-progress shawl in the Facebook group before Tuesday at 11:59pm Mountain Time (Marly’s time zone) to be entered. Winners will be announced on Thursdays.
Week 1: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, April 3; 1 winner of a $25 prize pack announced Thursday, April 5

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!

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