28 minutes
Sock Basics Knit In Now Course
Knitting socks on a flat bed machine shouldn't be intimidating!

If you can work short rows, you can knit these socks, and be proud to wear them!

Included is the Knit it Now Dynamic pattern, so you can use any yarn and any machine.
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Anatomy of a Sock lesson for Sock Basics Home Study Course
Anatomy of a Sock
Knitting socks is fun, quick and rewarding. Understanding the construction, helps you get more creative.

This tutorial is based on a Knit it Now sock pattern for flat bed machines.
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Knit Socks Start to Finish (Single Bed) lesson for Sock Basics Home Study Course
Knit Socks Start to Finish (Single Bed)
Knitting Socks on the flat bed machine doesn't need to be intimidating. This rolled edge sock is constructed with short row toes, short row heels and is knit in plain stockinette. There is a seam on the inside of the leg and the toe section is joined to the instep with a simple bind off on the top of the foot. Follow along each step. We’ll include tips and tricks and offer options for custom socks.
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Short Rows - Automatic Wrap verses Manual Wrap lesson for Sock Basics Home Study Course
Short Rows - Automatic Wrap verses Manual Wrap
Short rows are used in knitting in many ways. It is a technique to shape knitted pieces without casting on or binding off.

To avoid holes where the short row shaping is done, you need to wrap stitches. There are 2 methods to wrap.

Explore these 2 methods, then try them yourself!
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Basic Ribbing without a Ribber lesson for Sock Basics Home Study Course
Basic Ribbing without a Ribber
Without a ribber, knitting knit and purl stitches on a flat bed machine takes a bit of work. By re-forming individual stitches you can include purl stitches in your knitting to create ribbing, textured stitch patterns .. even cables.

Improve your knitting with hand manipulated ribbing. It takes a bit of patience and comfort with your tools, but the extra effort is well worth it!
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Bickford Seams - The Flattest Seams Ever! lesson for Sock Basics Home Study Course
Bickford Seams - The Flattest Seams Ever!
When knitting socks on the flatbed machine (or knitting them flat by hand) a seam is needed. You want this seam to be as comfortable as possible and still look good!

If you use the standard Mattress Stitch seam, you’ll end up with a seam with 2 stitches against the leg and/or the foot.

Bickford Seams are very flat, they are strong and they look great!
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Easiest, Best Ribber Cast On lesson for Sock Basics Home Study Course
Easiest, Best Ribber Cast On
Casting on with your ribber can be intimidating. Have you followed the instructions with your machine and not been happy with the results? Are there too many steps to remember?

Here's an easy to remember cast on that's not only fast, but it's versatile and can be used for 1x1, 2x2, 5x5, or any stitch combination. In addition, it has plenty of elasticity for armholes, neckbands ... anywhere you want stretch.

Quick, easy, fast, stretchy, versatile, pretty Ribber Cast On .. what more could you want?
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Hand Knit Ribbing with Machine Knitting lesson for Sock Basics Home Study Course
Hand Knit Ribbing with Machine Knitting
Get the best of both worlds! Add hand knitting to your machine knitting.

There is no law that says machine knit garments have to be done completely on the machine! Ribbing is a perfect example. Even if you have a ribber, sometimes it's faster and easier to pick up your knitting needles, work a little ribbing and hang it on the machine.
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Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead! lesson for Sock Basics Home Study Course
Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead!
When seaming ribbed pieces, it is important that you plan ahead. A little planning will ensure that your seams match and are picture perfect every time!
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This course includes the dynamic pattern
Adult Sock with Short Rows