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 in the Custom Toe Up Socks course, 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!



The tubular cast on is an invisible cast on that’s great for hems, cuffs, and ribbing edges where you want to have a bit of elasticity. It creates a super stretchy and beautiful edging for your knit pieces, and in Tabetha`s @tabismiles new How to Work a Tubular Cast On post, you can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to work these cast on stitches!⁠

Find the new Tubular Cast On post at the School – link in bio »⁠

Shown in the image is Kristen`s @kristentendyke Drifter pattern, knit in @sweetgeorgia Superwash Worsted.⁠

#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #tubularcaston #knitting #knittingtutorial

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Lisa Congdon calls it loud quitting: an assertive and unapologetic no to everything in her life she finds draining, feels done with, one-sided, obligatory, without purpose or joy. Sounds cathartic. If project management is a matter of managing our motivation, then loud quitting is the decision to face our setbacks and hang-ups, evaluate the project, and get rid of it completely. It is time to get frogging.⁠

At Amanda Buckley`s @mandythephilomath new article `Frogging & The Art of Project Management`, continue reading about frogging and the anatomy of a quit. We can undo a little bit to fix an error, or we can undo the whole lot and reclaim the yarn. Both options are valuable tools in the art of project management. Find the article link in our link in bio!⁠

#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #frogging #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knittersofig

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Have you ever wished you knew exactly what yarn to get in a rush order or trip to an LYS, that you could predict the finished drape and feel of your project, or (gasp) could skip gauge swatching? I have some tips and tricks on creating a gauge library to help you with all three of the objectives above. (Okay, you might not be able to skip gauge swatching; Tabetha Hedrick, SweetGeorgia’s guru of gauge, is watching me! But having a gauge library will make that step go by just a little quicker!)⁠

Continue reading Ruth Nguyen`s @redearthdesignstudio new How to Create a Gauge Library article, where we hope you are inspired to start your own. Knowledge is power, and knowledge that is catalogued and easy to access is that much more powerful—especially when it comes to our knitting and crochet projects!⁠

#sosknitting #gaugeswatch #gaugelibrary #gotgauge #knitting #knittersofinstagram #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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I have been trying to design a triangular shawl. I can’t stop making charts, finding bunch of mistakes and fixing them! This is so addicting 😍 I took designing course at schoolofsweetgeorgia and it has been very helpful ❤️
#sosknitting #schoolofsweetgeorgia #knitting #knittersofinstagram

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We’re excited to kick off our February Hold-Along tomorrow and hope you’re just as eager to join in. Last week, we talked about why double (triple, quadruple) stranding is awesome, so hopefully your imagination is running away with you on all the options you can try out. Have you made your Hold-Along plans yet?⁠

If a sweater is in your Hold-Along plans, then guess what?! The Flannery sweater pattern has been updated with a handy-dandy little spreadsheet (on Google Sheets) that will enable you to plug in your stitch and row gauge, along with your own measurements, to get completely customized stitch and row counts for the pattern. It’s the perfect oversized, cozy sweater.⁠

You can find all of the info at today`s blog post (link in bio) along with the discount code to get the Flannery pattern for 20% OFF! Plus, check back at the SweetGeorgia blog tomorrow, February 1st, for our Hold-Along official cast on!⁠

Flannery – design by Tabetha Hedrick tabismiles⁠
Shown knit in SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted in Lilac and modelled by Charlotte charlotte_milkteacup at SweetGeorgia!

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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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