Photo gallery: Step-by-step guide to knitting socks Stay warm and cosy on chilly nights with a pair of handmade knitted socks. Our step-by-step knitting instructions make it easy for beginners to understand and master this easy pattern. By Glenna C Photography by Glenna C Slide: 1 of 12 auto-play pause next first speed Cast on Click here to find the pattern that goes with this step-by-step slideshow. The first step in any knitting project is to cast on the stitches. When knitting socks, try not to cast on too tightly. The long-tail cast on method is one that is slightly elastic. When working in the round, be sure you do not twist your stitches in the first round. Make sure they are all lying below the needles, instead of twisted around them like a spiral. Check out a large photo of the finished socks here. Have you made this craft? Want to show it off? Post a photo or video of your finished socks in the comment section below.