We’re in the final stretch! All we have to do today is to close up the toe and weave in the ends. Then you’ll have a beautiful new sock!
OK, when we left off on Friday, you had finished with needle 4 (your active yarn was at the bottom of the sole).
Knit needle 1, so that your active yarn is coming from the side of the foot (by where your big toe/pinky toe would sit if you put on the sock).
You’re now officially done with knitting the sock! Yay! No more knitting. Just grafting the toe closed.
To set up for grafting (also called the Kitchener Stitch), combine the stitches on needle 1 with the stitches on needle 4. And, combine the stitches on needle 2 with the stitches on needle 3. Cut your yarn, leaving a couple feet of tail, and get out your tapestry needle. Your toe should look like this:
Now, using the Kitchener Stitch, graft these stitches together. This is a great video tutorial, if you haven’t done it before.
When you’re done, your toe should look like this:
See how the knitting flows nicely from the top of the foot to the bottom of the foot? Very pretty.
Now, all that’s left is to weave in your ends, and your sock is done!
Congratulations! You’ve now completed your first sock!
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