Hello Crafties! It's been way too long since I've done a tutorial on the Sentro Knitting Machine and with the holidays soon approaching for us makers, I figured it's was time to release my sock
tutorial. I've stated in the past that I am a knitter but not an avid knitter, I think that still rings true as I haven't yet ventured into hand knitting socks. To be honest, I'm kind of intimidated!
Back in the spring I came up with this technique and now I think it's finally ready to share. In this post, I'll also be typing up my "maker notes" which are typically hand written and private!
What Do I Need?
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6 inches of Waste Yarn
A compatible yarn for the Sentro
( I used Patons Kroy Socks and Kroy Socks FX for this project)
Long Darning Needles
4mm Crochet Hook
How To Knit Socks on the 22 Needle Sentro Knitting Machine
Create a slip knot and place it over the black indicator needle. Knit about 6 inches from toe to heel, you'll want to measure your own foot for accuracy. I wear a size 11 in women's so from toe to heel, 6 inches or ~43 rows is adequate.
The heel consists 4 crocheted rows.
Row 1: Attach yarn wherever you would like in the opening and ch 1. Sc until you get to the stitch right before a corner. At the corner, you'll sc3tog, you may encounter a live stitch (refer to video), you'll just create sc into those.
Row 2: Ch 1 and sc 1 into each st.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc into the base of the sc. *sc2tog, sc in the next st].
Row 4: Sc into each st and then seam the row together with sl sts. ** I recommend flipping the sock inside out for seaming! It makes the finished product much neater looking**
On my pair, the section from the heel to top measures 4.5 inches before adding the sc edging (also 29 rows).