Jen Lucas

Top-Down Socks Using Magic Loop

Jen Lucas
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 85 mins
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  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
In this first session, knitting expert Jen Lucas reviews all the materials you’ll need in order to knit a pair of worsted weight socks. In addition to covering the materials used, Jen also discusses the basic construction of the sock, as well as yarn and gauge considerations for your sock knitting adventure.
Get started with knitting your top-down sock by casting on and working the cuff. Jen demonstrates how to work the German Twisted Cast On and how to work in the round using the magic loop method.
In this session, Jen shows you how to knit the leg of the sock. She shares her tips for arranging the stitches in a way that works for you and how to make modifications to the sock pattern.
There are lots of options for heels when knitting socks. In this session, Jen teaches you her favorite heel – the German Short Row Heel. She walks you through the entire heel process step-by-step.
In this session, Jen shows you just how simple it is to knit the foot of your sock. She also shares her expertise on how to measure the foot of your sock in order to have a proper fit.
In this session, Jen explains everything you need to know to finish your top-down sock. She works the toe decreases, followed by the Kitchener stitch. She shares her tips on how to remember the Kitchener stitch and finishes the session by weaving in the ends of her sock.
In this bonus session, Jen discusses how to eliminate a gap at the heel of your sock. It’s not always necessary to pick up extra stitches when working the heel, but if you do have a little gap, Jen shows you how to fix it.
Want to know a little more about sock yarn? In this bonus session, Jen shares some of her favorite socks she’s made and also talks about all the different sock yarns out there for you to try!
8 Lessons
1  hrs 25  mins

With so many different ways to knit socks, how do you know which one is right for you? In this class, sock knitter Jen Lucas walks you through her favorite way to knit socks – top-down using the magic loop method. She begins with reviewing the basic construction of a sock and demonstrates how to work a loose cast on to start the sock. She shows you just how easy it is to work the magic loop method and shares her tips and tricks for working the technique when knitting socks.

Throughout the class, Jen shares her expertise on how to customize the sock, if you like. She shows you the German short row heel and finishes the sock with Kitchener stitch. Jen also discusses sock yarn and how to properly measure a sock to fit your recipient.

With an hour of instruction and two PDF patterns, one for worsted weight socks and one for fingering weight socks, you’ll be off and running with sock knitting in no time!

Jen Lucas

Jen Lucas has been knitting for almost 20 years and designing patterns for over a decade. She has designed knit and crochet patterns for yarn companies and magazines and has self-published dozens of patterns. Jen is the author of six knitting books, including the best-selling "Sock-Yarn Shawls." She loves to create beautiful, fun, and easy-to-follow knit and crochet patterns. Jen dabbles in a wide variety of crafts, including cross-stitch and sewing. You can follow her crafty adventures on Instagram: @jenlucasdesigns and @jenxstitcher.

Jen Lucas

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Top-Down Socks Using Magic Loop Purchase this class for $39.99.