My First Socks on Double Pointed Needles Part 5 of 6

The My First Knit Socks on Double Pointed Needles Part 5 of 6 is the fourth part 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 5 of 6 pattern is FREE and fun to make, so join in!

Note: the full pattern will NOT be released until the KAL is complete; only the instructions for the part of that week is released during the KAL.

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My First Knit Socks on Double Pointed Needles Part 5 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


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

Watch the video for help with foot sizing.
If you are working along with a second set of double pointed needles and yarn to combat the dreaded second sock syndrome, make sure you make the foot the same length as the first sock. 
You are almost done! Can you believe you almost have a sock?

My First Knit Socks on Double Pointed Needles Part 5 of 6

PATTERN (cont.)

Work evenly in Stockinette st around all needles until Foot measures 1½ (2)” (4 (5) cm) less than desired Foot length measuring from back of heel. Or, here are some approximate measurements for different heel to toe lengths and shoe sizes:

Shoe Size Women Heel to Toe Length in inches(approx) Shoe Size Men Heel to Toe Length in inches (approx)
5 7 6 7 1/2
6 7 1/4 7 7 3/4
7 7 1/2 8 8
8 8 9 8 1/4
9 8 10 8 1/2
10 8 1/4 11 8 3/4
11 8 3/4 12 8 3/4
12 9 13 9 1/4
14 9 1/2
15 9 3/4
NOTE: sock should have negative ease, typically you want a finished sock length to be about 1/2 inch (1.27cm) shorter than the foot.

Video Tutorial:

 My First Socks with Marly Bird Part 5 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.
DON’T FORGET: Post your progress picture by Tuesday, May 1; 1 winner of a $25 prize pack announced Thursday, May 3, 2018

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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