Knitting Socks: Foot

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Knitting the foot of socks requires decreases in stitches for a tight fit. Knit the foot of a sock with tips from a knitting teacher in this free video on yarn crafts.

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When you've got all the stitches picked up from around the heel flap and picking up the gusset you need to make decreases to get the sock back to the size to fit your foot. So on that first heel needle you're going to knit to within three stitches of the last at the end of the needle and you're going to knit those two together. That's that right slanting decrease. And at the last stitch then you're going to work even on your instep stitches. Just work even means work across that row without doing anything, just keeping in pattern. Alright and at the end of that, now at the the beginning of this needle you're going to knit the first stitch and then you're going to do a left slanted increase which is slip, slip, knit or SSK. And then you're going to knit to the end of this heel needle and then you'll work one row even in between on all the stitches. Which means you wont make any increases or decreases along this row. You'll just work even. And you'll alternate in this way increasing, decreasing rather, every other row until you're back to the original amount of stitches that you cast on at the ribbing. Go across the instep stitches still knitting even. And I will go past the other increase. And sometimes you might forget if you've increased or decreased or not and you can look and see where you last were. If you had a decrease you'll see two loops under that stitch where you were decreasing in the row before. And you'll work across the last heel needle and then your next row will be a decrease row.

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