Join the "My First Socks" Follow Along

Join us in learning how to knit a pair of socks from the toe up and gain lifetime access to a wealth of resources to help you every step of the way.

How does a "Follow Along" work?

Your Ticket

Sign up by buying your ticket to the follow along below. This covers your patterns, access to all the support material and a €20 coupon code you can use in our online store towards yarn or accessories for your first pair of socks.

Your coupon will be valid for 6 months after the purchase your ticket, so you can use stash yarn for the pattern and pick up tools or treats with the coupon at any stage.

The Patterns

As you progress this Follow Along you will develop the skills to make socks of any size from any yarn you choose.

The course comes with three patterns: two that are "quick start" options and, one pattern that is fully customisable to size through the use of the FAL's built-in handy calculators.

Our Tutorials and Tips

We've created an extensive collection of resources, including video tutorials, ebooks, cheat sheets, and more, to make each step of this journey as effortless and stress-free as possible.

The beauty of the program is that there's no strict timeline to follow. You can complete each stage of the journey at your own pace, moving on to the next when you're ready. And if you ever need to revisit a technique or review a concept, our videos are readily accessible so you can go back to them whenever you need to.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 35 reviews
Holly Howe Parker
Not what I expected

I thought this would be more than just taking measurements but also how to on how to do various heel styles, and how to actually knit each sock section. Perhaps I didn’t read the course description carefully that this information was not included.

Hi Holly,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review.

As this course is designed to take you through knitting your first socks it does focus on just the one type of heel to ensure the instructions can be as clear as possible and so Lisa can take you through each individual row at this point.

In Follow Along there are also videos or tools that cover the following parts of the sock:

Casting on at the toe
Toe shaping
German short row heel
Calf shaping
Casting off options

If you are having any issue at all accessing these videos please just let me know - we are here to help.

We include the calculators so that you can come back to the Follow Along at any time with different yarn options and so you can always customise the pattern to the different feet you might be knitting for.

Please do let me know if there is anything else I can help with,

Sock course

I have only been able to watch the tutorials so far and haven't knitted yet, due to family member in hospital. However the tutorials are wonderful and clear. I can't wait to get going. I shall be able to start very soon. I've always been apprehensive about magic loop and toe up socks, but with these great tutorials I can take it slowly.
Thank you very much, Penny

Wonderful course

Great course. Lisa is easy to follow along with. Love all the worksheets and custom sock calculator. Looking forward to doing the Follow along sweater tutorial next! Wish I lived in Dublin- I would be in their shop all the time!

Eugenia Mantero
I absolute love it.

I bought it for 2 reasons. The first one is that I've never knitted socks before, and I wanted to have instructions on how to do it. I am very methodical and structured, and this training course has met all my expectations with the steps and calculators provided.

The second reason is that my father suffers from a condition in his legs after surgery, and he struggles to get socks for his size of ankles and cuffs, and in some cases, he needs to remove the rib to allow blood circulation.

I am about to finish my first pair for him, and I am glad that now I can provide him with variety of socks.

Highly recommended

I've now bought two of the TiK tutorials and they are so simple to.follow, full of tips and suggestions and ultimately very rewarding.
Watching them is also rather soothing - knitters will know what I mean 😊
I'm a very competent knitter but I'd never tackled socks toe up or jumpers top down - trying to read the patterns was like navigating a different language! Until I discovered the TiK online tutorials.
And the complimentary vouchers just make it even better!

Follow Along FAQs

This FAL is for all knitters that want to give sock knitting a whirl!

The sock pattern is knit from the toe up, using Magic Loop Technique, and links are provided to both quick refresher on Magic Loop and a more in-depth tutorial on the technique, if you need one.

If you are a beginner that has never knitted in the round, then you might want to start off making a simple pair of wrist warmers, to get comfortable with the concept of knitting small circumferences in the round.

But if you feel adventurous, and are patient and willing to take your time as you learn new techniques, then hop on! Will do everything we can to support you along the way. 

You should be comfortable with casting on, knit, purl and casting off.

You will also need a basic knowledge of knitting in the round.

Familiarity with the Magic Loop Technique would be a plus, but links to tutorials on this technique are also provided within the FAL.

Your ticket purchase covers lifetime access to all all patterns, calculators, downloadables and bonus materials. You will also receive a €20 coupon code towards your follow along materials. A total bargain!

You will receive a unique coupon code for use in our online shop after you purchase your follow along ticket.

This code will be valid for 6 months, and it must be used in one single transaction.

We will email you a direct link to the course launch page and you can then navigate at your own pace to the next lesson through the links at the bottom of each page.

We have dedicated an entire video lesson within the FAL to just this topic, so be sure to check that out.

The "quick-start" patterns use either 4ply sock yarn or a DK with some nylon content. The fully customisable pattern allows you to use any weight of yarn (but we'd avoid chunky weight, just for practicality!).

You can view our recommended yarns for the "quick start" patterns here.

Generally speaking you can reuse the yarn from your swatches in your project (even though the yarn has already been blocked). It shouldn't make a very noticeable difference in your finished project, especially after you block your socks again at the end.

This will depend!

The pattern for 4ply sock yarn recommends 2.5mm / US 1 needles.

The pattern for DK weight yarn recommends 3.25mm / US 3 needles.

Everyone's tension is different though, so please feel free to adjust for your own knitting style. The main thing is that you are creating a firm fabric, for longer lasting socks.

For the fully customisable pattern the needles will be whichever ones you used to complete your swatch fabric.

We cover this in one of the first lessons of the follow along too. All will be explained, we promise!

Simply pop your query in the chat box at the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

A member of the TIK Team will get back to you within one working day.

Yes, absolutely! Simply purchase a course pass here.

You will then receive a follow up email with enrolment instructions for your gift recipient.

Absolutely! We ship daily to the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and more. If you're not sure if your country is covered by our shipping options please drop us a quick message through the chat and we'll confirm for you asap.

About Your Tutor

Lisa Sisk

With over 16 years experience as owner of This is Knit and even more as a knitter herself, Lisa Sisk has a wealth of knowledge that she is going to share with you.

If you already follow us on Instagram, then you are familiar with the series “Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Knitting” where you can have a taste of Lisa’s detailed and clear instructions.

This is Knit

Plus… you’ll also have the whole of the This is Knit team to call on. (Don’t make us add up how many years experience we have – it will only make us feel old!)

The full team will be on hand to answer any course questions you have through chat windows and over email.