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Watch more How to Knit videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/127-How-to-Knit Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to knit socks with these easy steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Cast on Cast on 36 stitches --40 stitches if you're doing men's socks -- on one needle. Tip Use three or four double-pointed needles, spreading out the stitches evenly between them, to avoid a seam. Step 2: Knit and purl Knit two stitches, and then purl two stitches. Continue this across the first row, ending with purl two. Step 3: Repeat Repeat, alternating knit two, purl two, for each row until the piece measures 15 to 18 inches, or 22 inches for a men's sock. Step 4: Decrease Decrease stitches in the next row by knitting two stitches together, then purling two stitches together for the entire row. Step 5: Cut yarn Cut the yarn, leaving 36 inches to sew the seam. Thread through the yarn needle. Step 6: Sew seam Insert the needle under each of the 18 stitches remaining on the needle. Draw the needle through the stitches a second time and pull the string tight. Then sew the seam together at the back of the sock. Step 7: Repeat Repeat the steps for knitting the other sock, or knit both socks at the same time using a second set of needles and yarn to ensure they're the same size. Did You Know? Did you know? In 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first all-professional baseball team. They traveled around the country playing any ball club that challenged them.
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