Custom Toe Up Socks

Learn how to knit a pair of Custom toe-up socks at any gauge, using any yarn with Tabetha Hedrick.

Tabetha Hedrick · September 28, 2021

Learn, step by step, everything you need to know about knitting toe-up socks using any yarn and for any size foot. If you’ve seen how fun, portable and satisfying sock knitting can be, and want to learn how to make them yourself, then this is the course for you. 

Once you get the sock bug, it never lets go!

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • taking measurements and how to calculate the numbers to get a perfect fitting sock.
  • sock anatomy and how to knit a faux circular gauge swatch.
  • Judy’s Magic Cast On technique.
  • how to shape the toe, work gusset increases and knit a short row heel.
  • how to work an elastic bind off, and so much more! 

Check the materials tab to download the course workbook, view the supplies list and then meet Tabetha over in Lesson One!



For any questions, to share your own sock projects and photos, come visit us in the SOS community forums! Plus, tag us on Instagram with #sosknitting and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!


It's the final day to take advantage of our extended Black Friday weekend special gift! ⁠

For all SOS members, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop! With a selection of knit, crochet or weaving patterns to choose from, inspire your next project plans with these pattern savings (such as Ruth's @redearthdesignstuio beautiful Fireside Lace Set shown here!). ⁠

The code for the credit can be found at the SOS Resources page (direct link in IG bio), and is only available to redeem until the end of today, November 29th!

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We're celebrating Black Friday weekend at the School of SweetGeorgia with a special gift for all SOS members. From now until the end of November 29th, enjoy a $25 credit to put towards any pattern downloads from the SweetGeorgia online shop!⁠

Whether you’re interested in knit, crochet or weaving patterns to compliment the courses you’re working on at the School, we hope they bring you new projects ideas and further fibre arts learning enjoyment. The code for the discount can be found at the resources page — direct link in bio »⁠

Not yet an SOS member and interested in joining? Learn more about the different membership plans available and join us today — we hope to see you there!⁠

shown here: ⁠
Tabetha Hedrick's @tabismiles Subtle Glitter shawl⁠

#schoolofsweetgeorgia #soscommunity #blackfriday #knitting #knittingpattern #sosknitting

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The Craft Revival is Sunday, November 27 from 10 am to 4 pm. Makes by Momma Bakes will be located at the Red Lion Smokehouse. Come on out and check out her high quality winter hats. Featured here are variations on the Hudson Bay design.#makesbymommabakes #craftrevivaltbay #sosknitting

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My show schedule for the season has been finalized! Check out Makes by Mommabakes at the following venues:

🧶Sunday, October 30 (10 am to 4 pm)
Location – Thunder Bay
55 Plus Centre: 700 River St.
Craft Room 1

🧶Saturday, November 19 (11 am to 3 pm)
Location – Nipigon
TBA: Nipigon Legion OR Community Centre

🧶Sunday, November 27 (10 am to 4 pm)
Location – Thunder Bay Waterfront
Exact location TBA

🧶Saturday, December 3 (1 pm to 4pm)
Location – Red Rock Recreation Centre
#makesbymommabakes #mbymknitwear #sosknitting #craftshowsthunderbay #craftshows

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For SOS makers taking part in the the fun of Socktober, the Spinning Study Group, or for anyone new who joined us during our Spinning Summit, we have some new tutorials for you to discover at the SOS site. These spinning and knitting tips and techniques are great to bookmark and quickly reference while working through your fibre arts projects.⁠

For Socktober knitters, Tabetha's @tabismiles new Faux Circular Gauge Swatch tutorial will help you save both some yarn and time (plus help with making sure those new handknit socks fit) when knitting a gauge swatch for your next sock project. Find the video over at our SOS tutorials page!

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You will need:

  • 425 yds / 339 m of fingering-weight yarn, such as Tough Love Sock (a foot circumference over 9" / 23 cm will likely need a second skein), or
  • 350 yds / 320 m of DK-weight yarn, such as Superwash DK ( a foot circumference over 9" / 23 cm will likely need up to 100 more yds / 92 m), or
  • 225 yds / 206 m of worsted-weight yarn, such as Superwash Worsted (a foot circumference over 9" / 23 cm will likely need up to 100 more yds / 92 m).
  • Size appropriate for your yarn choice: for magic loop, 32" / 80 cm circular; for two needles, (2) 24" / 60 cm circulars; or a set of double-pointed needles (dpn)

Adjust needle size if necessary, to obtain the correct gauge.

  • tape measure
  • an extra needle for the cast-on
  • 3 stitch markers (with one being different to mark BOR)
  • yarn needle

Remember your 15% off discount as a SOS member available here!

Have questions about this course? Click here to discuss it in the forum »

Course Content

Module 1: Getting Started
Module 2: Toe & Foot
Module 3: Gusset & Short Row Heel
Module 4: Up the Leg and Done

About Instructor

Tabetha Hedrick

Tabetha Hedrick, Design Director for SweetGeorgia Yarns, lives by the belief that joy comes when fully participating in the present moment. And that joy is ever so easy to find when immersed in the world of fibre! When not knitting, writing, editing, or researching, she fills the time raising two girls, two dogs, and one husband in Tennessee.

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