How To Make Socks From Your Own Fibers!

As the title implies, it may sound far-fetched, but using your own yarn to create your own socks is super easy.

I’ve made socks before to wear under shoes (to prevent chafing, of course) but after trying to make socks that I can literally take anywhere, these socks are ready to take on the world! I’ve also used it to make socks to keep in my pocket, and it’s super versatile.

How To Make Socks From Your Own Fibers!

This socks were made using two strands of yarn–one for the upper part, one for the heel. I used two balls of Cascade 220, one red, the other black. I was lucky enough to grab some yarn that I already had in my stash and didn’t need in time to complete the sock.

How To Make Socks From Your Own Fibers?

First, you’re going to want to gather the leftover yarn together. Then, you’re going to weave it into the stitches you need…like this:

Once all of the yarn is gathered, you’re going to be going over the stitches you used to make the leg (i.e. in the leftmost stitch of the right hand sock). The leftmost stitch is the front of the foot, the rightmost stitch is the back. You want to take your loop of yarn, make a slip knot at the back, and pull the loop through the front of the stitch, and back through the loop at the front.

Once you have done that stitch, you’re going to move over to your two-strand yarn again, making a slipknot just north of the stitch you just did. You’re going to slip-knot here (i.e. using a yarnover) again, but this time, pull the yarn through the front of the stitch, and back through the front of the loop at the back.

You want to wrap the end of both strands around all the stitches you’ve slippedknotned. To do that, slipknot again in the front of the stitch you just slippedknotned (from step 9), but this time wrap around the stitch you are currently working up (i.e.: the one you got the front of the foot from). Once you have wrapped around the two stitches together, slip the two strands of yarn around each other (i.e.: wrap the ends up). Then, you are going to pull the yarn tight through the front loop of the stitch you just slippedknotned, and your two strands of yarn.

You’ll have to pull these strands together by pulling both ends through together. If your yarn ends start poking out above the edge of the needle and you have to pull your yarn tight, you are done! So you’ve finished creating the sock!

This is how the top part of the sock turned out after the first two rows of work.

There are many variations of the style of sock, but this is really the only one I’ve made and used before.