You will need
  • Yarn, set of 5 spokes
To select a pattern and start knitting elastic band on socks, you will need yarn of any color and various textures. Also need a set of spokes in the amount of 5 pieces.
Knitting a sock that begins with gum, and therefore have the opportunity to experiment with chosen pattern and in case of failure, to wrap it up. You can knit the elastic band on socks in different ways.
Gum 1x1. Dial 56 loops, start to knit, evenly distributing the total number of loops. Thus, will turn on each spoke for 14 loops. Knit according to the scheme: *1 front loop, 1 loop purl*. Follow this scheme throughout the process of knitting elastic. If at first it would be not really perfect binding – don't worry, because after washing the ranks will be smooth. The consumer appeal of this type of gum is the most convenient because it tightly hugs the ankle and less stretched.
Elastic 2x2. Also, dial 56 loops (depending on size of socks) and in the process of knitting the first row evenly distribute them on 4 spokes, it has 14 loops. Knit according to the scheme: *2 stitches front, 2 stitches of purl*.
Continue to knit in pattern, i.e. knit facial loops, purl – purl. This elastic tends to stretch out faster, although for some time the leg fits well.
Gum 1x1 (modified). Also, dial 56 loops and distribute them on 4 spokes. Then knit according to the scheme: *1 front loop, 1 loop purl*. The only difference from the usual method of knitting that the front loop promazyvaetsya not into the loop of the previous row and under it. In this case, an odd number is to have the scheme: *1 facial (under loop), purl 1 (normal)*. An even number of knit according to the scheme: *1 front loop (plain), 1 purl loop (looping it)*. This type of gum is more suitable as a decorative ornament because it looks extremely smoothly, even with the "sloppy" knitting. In addition, it does not possess a sufficient degree of density, but perfect for knitting socks and bootees for young children.