How to Knit Socks on 9” Circulars – A Tutorial by Crazy Sock Lady



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Learn to knit socks on 9″ circular knitting needles.

In this tutorial we will walk through each step of knitting socks on 9″ circulars including: casting on and setting up, 2 ways of knitting a heel flap and gusset (on the 9″ AND using 2 DPNs), switching to Magic Loops for knitting the toe, and how to close up your toe using the Kitchener Stitch.

This tutorial accompanies a written pattern that can be purchased on Ravelry & Etsy. (Links below) In the tutorial I will be knitting a size medium from this pattern. If the amounts needed for Small or Large are different from the medium I will put the info at the bottom of the screen.

Pattern is written for Small(Medium, Large) – Circumference 8-9”(9-10”, 10-11”)
A Note on Sizes: The sizes listed are based on the foot circumference and not the foot length. I recommend choosing a size that will allow for 1-2 inches of negative ease to get the best fit. You will knit the sock to the length that you need in order to fit.

If you would like to purchase the written pattern to follow along it is available for only $2.00, you can do so here:
Ravelry:
Etsy:

Supplies needed: (links are for where the ones I used in the tutorial can be found on Amazon)
US1/2.25mm 9″ circular needle:
US1/2.25mm DPNs (for alternate method of knitting the heel flap & heel turn):
US1/2.25 mm needle with a 32″ cable (used for the toe section) :
Scissors: Ones I used aren’t on Amazon, no link to purchase.
Light Bulb Progress Keepers:
Needle (for kitchenering and weaving in ends):
Tape Measure:
Yarn: 100 grams/463 yards of fingering weight yarn. Sample knit in: Barnyard Knits in the Stone Harbor colorway on the Sock Weight (75% Superwash Merino/25% Nylon) 100 grams/463 yards.

Long Tail Cast On Tutorial:

Shoe Sizes in Inches:

Below are times that you can use to skip ahead to any portions of the tutorial that you need to:
Cuff/Cast On: 1:38
Leg: 13:13
Slip Stitch Heel Flap – on 9″: 15:22
Heel Turn – on 9″: 24:34
Slip Stitch Heel Flap – on 2 DPNs: 32:30
Heel turn – on 2 DPNs: 39:07
Gusset: 46:58
Toe: 1:05:12
Kitchener: 1:12:45
Weaving in ends: 1:19:25

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