Warm socks can be knitted on 5 spokes with their ownhands. And even if you did not do this before, you still need to make such beauty yourself. So, a master class on knitting socks on 5 spokes: Socks knit on 5 spokes in a circle, most often stocking knitted, starting with a cuff or elastic. Calculation To find out how many loops need to be typed on the knitting needles at the beginning of the job, you need to take two measurements: the circumference of the foot near the bone and the lift. Knowing these dimensions, we calculate the average circlelegs. To do this, add both measures and divide the result by two. So, for example, the first measure is 23 cm, the 2nd measure is 27 cm. Consequently, 23 cm + 27 cm = 50 cm; 50 cm: 2 = 25 cm. We measure the leg volume at the ankle - 23 cm. Determine the density of knitting by the control sample, calculate the number of loops required to start work: 3p. x 23cm = 69 loops. This number is rounded to an even higher. It is more convenient if it is divided into 4 without a remainder, since the loops are distributed on spokes. In this example, it is better to take 72, then on each spoke there will be 18 loops (36-37 size socks). Start tying out the sock. Put 72 loops on 2 stocking knitting needles, folded together. Release one of them and tie as tightly one row of elastic band 1x1, simultaneously distributing the loops to 4 spokes. Thus, on 4 spokes, it turned out that there were 18 loops each, and the fifth one was working. Mark the loops of the 1st needle, it will guide you. Then connect the end of the thread with a knot with a working thread, making the knitting close in a circle (there are no edge loops anymore). Next, knit on the outer side of the circle clockwise 4-5 cm elastic band 1x1. After completing it, go to stocking knitting and tie 5 cm to the ankle. Forming the heel. Divide the knitting into 2 equal parts and then knit only the loops of the 2 spokes: the 3rd and 4th. The loops of the 1st and 2nd spokes do not participate in the formation of the heel. To make it easier for you to work, first loop the loops from 2 spokes to one (from the 3rd and 4th) and then tie the straight linen with a stocking knit - the height of the heel. The height of the canvas is defined as follows: the number of edges of the web should be equal to the number of loops on the 1st spokes. In this example, 18 edge (36 rows). After that, put the knitting on, finishing it with the front row. Now the linen needs to be shaped like a heel. This is achieved by loosening the loops inside the canvas. Mentally divide the loops into 3 equal parts. The remainder (if any) is added to the middle part. Distribute the loops as follows: 12 loops each. Start reduction: 1st row (the wrong side of the canvas) - back loops: tie the 12 loops of the 1st side, then all the loops of the middle part, except for the last loop - it is sewn with the next loop of the second side (11 loops 2-nd side were not tied). Knit turn. 2-nd row (front side of the canvas) - the front loops: remove the edge and pull tight to the spoke, then tie all the loops of the middle part, except for the last loop, it is tied together with the adjacent loop of the 1-st side of the facial behind the rear walls. Knit turn. Repeat the 1st and 2nd rows until all the loops of the side pieces are tied with the outer loops of the middle part. The work should end with tying the front row, only the loops of the middle part (12 loops) remained on the spokes. When tying a heel to a woolen thread, you can attach a nylon or other strong thread. Having finished untying the heel, the nylon thread is torn off and continues to be knit with woolen thread. Knit a sock before decreasing on the toe. This part of the sock is knitted again around the circle with the front loops. Begin the work as follows: with the spoke on which the middle part loops are located, type new loops on the front side of the toe from the edge heels - from each edge edge on the 1st face, only 10 loops. Then, with a free spoke, tie 10 loops on the 1stspoke, then another knitting needle - 10 loops on the 2nd. Now, with a free spoke, type new loops from the edge of the canvas (as much as you typed on the opposite side) and also sew half of the loops of the middle part (4 loops). In work there were 4 spokes again, and on the 3rd and 4th there must be necessarily more loops than on the 1st and 2nd. Extra hinges are needed to prevent the toe from pulling up the leg. Now knit in a circle and at the same time reduce the extra loops on the 3rd and 4th knitting needles by tying them together 2 together in the wrong way through 2 rows (circle). To make the thickening from decreasing do not interfere with walking, do them from the edges of the foot, i.e. at the beginning of the third spoke and at the end of the fourth. When they have the initial number of loops, decrease the reduction and knit the sock to the end of the little finger (in this example, 6cm). Reduction of loops on the toe. There are several ways to do a reduction. Here is one of them: in each row (or through a row), tie two loops together in the wrong direction at the end of the next knitting needle - in this case the toe is rounded. Reduce until the first loop is left on the spokes. In order to get a rounded down of the loops, you should tie two together face in the middle and at the end of the blade on each spoke. The number of rows that are knit without decrements should always be equal to the number of loops knit between two declines on each spoke. After this, cut off the thread, sew it with loops, tighten it and crochet the end of the thread on the underside of the sock. Decreasing through the row is done if the toes are too long. You can make socks of different length, color, style, with different patterns. It all depends on your imagination.