Learning Socks and Double Pointed Needles
Taught by Rhiannon Platt
Rhiannon Platt is at least third generation fiber artist. Raised by seamstresses, crocheters, and fiber artists of all kinds, she picked up her first pair of needles over a decade ago. Since her first scarf, Rhiannon has gone on to fabricate for Lion Brand Yarn, Nathan Vincent, Olek, Jeila Gueramian, Londonkaye, and Levi’s. In between commissions, she finds time to write patterns and make endless sweaters.
Mystified by double pointed needles? Learn how to tame these set of five needles by making your first pair of socks. By working through Stacey Trock’s pattern, we will not only master seamless knitting, but tailor our socks as we go. Never worked circularly? No worries because these ankle length socks will make the perfect first project!
Materials - we recommend Lion Brand Yarn Studio!
- 200 yards of a worsted weight yarn (keep in mind these are going to be worn on your feet, so try to stick with something machine washable and dryable)
- A few yards of scrap yarn
- US size 5 double points or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge (24 stitches in 4 inches in stockinette)
- tapestry needle (also known as a darning, yarn, or large-eyed blunt needle)
- 5 stitch markers, one in a contrasting color
- Test your gauge until you are able to get 24 stitches in 4 inches in stockinette.
- Cast on, bind off, knit, purl, decreasing, pattern reading