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Mar 19, 2017 12:50:31   #
chianti (new user)
I'm trying to learn how to knit my first pair of socks, and I'm using double pointed needles.I'm stuck on the part where it tells you to pick up stitches on the side and knit them.then do the same on the other side.I'm confused of what to do.can anyone please explain this to me.
Thankful For Any Help.
Mar 19, 2017 13:03:28   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
Here is a video on picking up stitches along heel flap -

Google picking up stitches on socks and find others.
Mar 19, 2017 13:09:45   #
chianti (new user)
Thank you i think i understand what i suppose to be I'm going to try that and see if i can make my first pair of socks.
Mar 19, 2017 16:21:59   #
ChristineM (a regular here)
Hello and welcome from Adelaide South Australia. Good luck and once you've made one pair you won't be able to stop and will be hunting down wool for your next pair.
Mar 19, 2017 20:04:55   #
berigora (a regular here)
Welcome from Dubbo! Socks were a mystery to me as well, but I just studies a few tutorials, did what the pattern told me to do and voila, everything made sense.

And ChristineM is right - you won't be able to stop after just one pair ...
Mar 19, 2017 22:30:59   #
klrober (a regular here)
Usually your pattern will tell you how many sts to pick up & knit along the heel flap then knit the instep sts (the ones you held back but are now on a needle) to get to the other side of the heel flap, pu & knit those sts & you will come to the heel, I split the heel sts in half & put them with the flap sts. Put a marker in where you are going to start your round & start the decreasing.
Mar 19, 2017 22:51:44   #
chianti (new user)
Thank you all for your information it will be of great help to me
Mar 19, 2017 23:21:52   #
vikicooks (a regular here)
This is a great learning pattern from Sockit2me here on KP:
Mar 20, 2017 09:44:44   #
Go to

Great sock tutorial with step by step instructions and pictures. I used this site to learn to knit socks.
Mar 20, 2017 09:50:24   #
Medieval Reenactor (a regular here)
chianti wrote:
I'm trying to learn how to knit my first pair of socks, and I'm using double pointed needles.I'm stuck on the part where it tells you to pick up stitches on the side and knit them.then do the same on the other side.I'm confused of what to do.can anyone please explain this to me.
Thankful For Any Help.

Yes, I, too, got stuck on this part and it took me 2 years to show me what it meant. Once someone showed it to me, it was, ta-da!, simple. That was before I discovered all the helpful folks here on KP.

By the way, I prefer picking up those stitches with a crochet hook.
Mar 20, 2017 11:56:40   #
sockyarn (a regular here)
Go to Youtube. They have wonderful videos showing you just what to do.
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