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How to Knit a Sock without Turning a Heel: Pattern for Heel-less Spiral Sock.

Hi everyone!

In this week’s episode, we take a look at how to knit a sock without heel. The sock design that we have come up with is called a “Spiral Sock” in Norway. It’s a fun sock to knit and the diagonal spiral design ensures a perfect fit on the foot and heel. Just knit the desired length and that’s pretty much it! It’s super easy!!

You will find the full pattern for the sock by visiting our brand new online shop or  by clicking here.

Check out the video tutorial below.

Enjoy!

ARNE & CARLOS

 

   

  

    • Sina Fennicks on May 5, 2019 at 6:03 pm

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    It is always a pleasure watching your videos. You both are so charming and brilliant, yet humble.
    Sincerely,
    Sina
    Brooklyn,NY

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      Thanks for your sweet comment!

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      Can you written the pattern for me i really love it i want it for a men sock tjat a good idea to make a toe up sock with the heel thst is great love it right me back that is a blessing.

    • Laura on May 6, 2019 at 4:55 am

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    I like the Prym needles you recommended in the last few weeks. I think they will make sock knitting so easy when I’m not worried about seeing stitches. Or constantly checking for dropped stitches. You are so enthusiastic about spiral socks… I guess I’ll give them a try.

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      Yes, do try them! They are a lot of fun!

    • Debra Kraus on May 6, 2019 at 6:59 am

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    Hi Arne , Carlos and Freya,
    Hope this finds you all well and enjoying your garden.
    I have a question about the Spiral socks…could I make them on a pair of 9″ circular needles, if I use stitch markers to keep track of the place where I need to carry the stitch over?
    Thank you,
    Debra Kraus
    Nine Mile Falls, WA

    • Dana on May 6, 2019 at 7:17 am

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    Sunday evening I look forward to your updates. I love the spiral sock! I noticed it right away on Carlos’s desk…next to that crazy red head!! It is so interesting, your blog is really fun too! It’s like being home with my Kirkaberg family! I hope to come to Norway some day and find the place they lived just outside of Oslo. I always hoped my coompany based in Oslo, Sapa now called Hydro would send me there but not.
    Thanks for sharing your lives with us knitters. I just love you guys!!! The cooking was fun too and also seeing the snow! Christmas reminded me of some foods we used to eat. I’m excited you will have a studio and gardens are amazing. We have similar ideas. I work part time at a local yarn shop. I want to start a KAL for several of your designs. You have a wonderful life!
    Sincerely, Dana—
    PS: next time I won’t be so wordy! Just excited to say how much I appreciate your hard work! Oh and most importantly, I can knit so much faster knitting like You Arne! Thank you!!!!

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      Thanks so much for your great comments – which we enjoyed to read! Please do start a knit along with our designs and do let us know how it goes!

    • Petra on May 6, 2019 at 12:26 pm

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    Hai

    Ik ben Petra en ik ben Frysian. Ik woon boven in Nederland.Bij de Waddenzee.
    i love the socks Ik ben dol op jully filmpjes . Maar kan het niet schrijven in het Engels

    Dank je wel voor de mooie tutorials.

    ik kan wel Engels verstaan .

    ik hou van jully . thanks thanks thanks

    • Jo An on May 6, 2019 at 12:34 pm

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    Entertaining and interesting as ever. Thank you Freya for your imput 😉 Since I am specialized in selling sockyarn, the spiral sock is not for me. BUT I have advised customers to try it and have fun with knitting socks without a heel. With your permission I will put a link to this post. Are you OK with that? Bye guys!! Hugs from Jo An – Wolhalla – Holland

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      Yes, of course! Please feel free to do so.

    • Sue Kelly on May 6, 2019 at 12:46 pm

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    Hi Arne an Carlos
    I have just purchased your pattern as I run a knit an natter group (we also do crochet an cross stitch ) the ladys will love this pattern as no one likes making sock heels , I totally agree about the prym needles they are great for knitting, I’ve been using them for the last 6 months. I do have eye sight problems an they make life so easy and very comfortable in your hands have you tried the prym crochet hooks? Anyway thanks for your tutorial videos too I always enjoy them and look forward to Sunday an your new videos. Enjoye your gardening we have an allotment but it hasn’t been worked for over a year as my mum died last October and we where nursing her at home for 4months so I dread to think what the weeds on our allotment are like maybe well get there next week !?!
    By for now all the best, Sue

    • MRy on May 6, 2019 at 2:14 pm

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    I look forward to seeing you every week. I love your calm demeanor and patient way of explaining. I hope to take one of your trips someday, but until then, I thank you for sharing each week. I will be trying the spiral sock. Looks like fun.

    • Annie on May 6, 2019 at 4:39 pm

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    Hi Arne and Carlos, I also look forward to seeing youth your weekly videos. Loved your latest tutorial for the spiral socks.
    I remember, many years ago, having a pattern for these socks. They were for wearing in bed and would stay on your feet at night because of the great design.
    I am going to have a go at these. I have lots of your yarns including the children’s balls and I think I shall try using this using two balls together. I don’t mind if the socks match. The child yarn definitely needs to be extended for the adult range.

    • Irene Dieryck on May 6, 2019 at 4:53 pm

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    Love your videos and Reggia yarn. I would love to use their yarn for adult spiral socks, however, ankle socks are nice too as an extra layer in winter. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.

    • Cindy on May 6, 2019 at 5:02 pm

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    Awesome sock pattern. I might finally make a full pair of socks. So far I have only made three half pairs, all a few years ago. I did not like how the heals turned on then.

      • Cindy on May 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm

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      I have the yarn I want to use for these but am curious about the gage. If the number of stitches per inch works out but the row count is off, should I just go with it or is there a shift in needle size l should try? I have never really know what to do when a Swatch works one way but not the other. Usually, if it is row count I ignore that and if it is a wearable, I adjust to my needed length. Thanks for any help you can provide!

    • Cynthia Sindall on May 6, 2019 at 6:01 pm

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    Hello Gentlemen,

    I knit spiral tube socks in washable wool yarn or a wool blend for the homeless here in Maryland, USA. They are warm, wicking and will fit many sizes. When I was working on my Norwegian Knitting Cultural Skills Program through Sons of Norway, I found a drawing and description of a very old Norwegian spiral sock. I thought: if it worked for Norwegians in the wintertime, it will also work for our homeless! I looked for a pattern and knit four pairs last winter. Now I look forward to viewing your video and knitting more spiral socks with your pattern. Thank you for this feature.

    Cynthia Olga Sindall

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    Love, love, love this video. I am an avid toe up sock knitter and until now have always appreciated your cuff down approach but stayed in my own camp and adapted. But now we are on the same page. Yippie skippie!! Immediately ordering the kiddo sock yarn which I have wanted but didn’t have kiddos to knit for. The ankle socks toe up are going directly on my new Pryms that just arrived. I’ve got some Mountains and Fjords going 2 at a time toe up also so those will have to share my time. I can’t tell you how excited I am.
    And the blog post is fantastic. It is wonderful to really get to see the hard work and effort that goes into all the magic you make. Until now, I think that you made it look so easy everyone forgot that it takes a great deal to make such fabulousness.
    My week is off to the best start imaginable. Thank you so very much for all you do. I’m really sorry to miss the next cruise but I have 3 friends who will be joining you. I know it will be a lovely time for all.

    • Barbara Rechtfertig on May 6, 2019 at 9:32 pm

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    I also love the pattern and will start a pair today. I’ve followed you both for a long time, and recently introduced 2 friends to your blog and videos. I thought I was through with “out-of-country” travel, but we took the plunge and all 3 of us are coming on your cruise in March 2020. We 3 are online friends and live in 3 different states, so this will be a kind of reunion for us as well as an opportunity to meet you gentlemen and see the Northern Lights. I don’t know how I can stand waiting now…my family is already weary of hearing about the trip! I really needed something to look forward to. I can’t believe how lucky we are to be included.

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      That’s fantastic news!! We are very much looking forward to meeting you and your two friends. Welcome to Norway!!

    • Ann Jewell on May 6, 2019 at 11:11 pm

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    Hello from NH. in the States. Always look forward to your videos whether it be knitting, gardening, traveling or anything else. I’m really interested in the spiral socks pattern. I don’t mind knitting regular socks with four needles, but this will be something different that I’d like to try. All the best and keep up the good work.

    • Louise on May 6, 2019 at 11:19 pm

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    Can you make them two at a time? I don’t object to Magic Loop. Love your videos!

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      Yes, you can do magic loop also. Enjoy!

    • Janelle on May 7, 2019 at 7:19 am

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    I bought a skein of your children’s sock yarn several months ago. I want to knit socks for my six year old grand niece who lives three hours from me. I always have a sizing problem when I make things for her because she grows so fast. I’ve put off knitting her socks until I see her next and can measure her foot for heel placement.

    BUT, you have now solved my problem!!!! I will make her spiral socks and she can grow with them! You have made me very happy. I am traveling from California to Scotland and England later this month so the children’s spiral socks will be my knitting project.

    My knitting heros, Arne and Carlos!

    • Kimmie on May 7, 2019 at 1:47 pm

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    Can you do this sock on a 9″ circular? Possible or impossible? Thanks ever so much. Love your creative hearts!!

    Be blessed❤

    Kimmie
    Mama to 8
    One homemade and 7 adopted

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      Yes, no problem to do them on circulars.

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      Yes, you can do it in a circular needle also – no problem.

    • JOIE on May 7, 2019 at 3:04 pm

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    LOVE YOU BOTH HAVE YOUR BOOKS AND JUST ORDERED YOUR PATTERN
    FROM SHOP LUV U BOTH HAVE A LOVELY DAY CANT WAIT FOR YOUR NEXT BLOG

    • Sarah Ackroyd on May 8, 2019 at 6:42 pm

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    I made a mistake and knit 3 purl 1….it seems to be working in its own way… I’ve bought the new Prym needles too. They are fabulous 😊

    • Sarah Ackroyd on May 8, 2019 at 6:49 pm

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    Ps….thank you for your inspirational ideas. I can now knit in the round thanks to your bird book and you have bothe opened up a whole new world of knitting. True therapy for busy lives. This week I have been mostly knitting a hippy doll and now enjoying knitting socks for my daughter. Love the podcasts so clear and easy to follow 😘

    • Valerie Johnson on May 8, 2019 at 9:33 pm

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    I purchased your spiral sock pattern and started on my first sock using your signature Regia 6ply yarn, using flexiFlips.
    Questions: why is Rnd 1-3 only 3 rows but all others are 4?
    On the video, why are you knitting these in a different fashion – putting last st back one left needle, etc.?
    Since I use 6ply, would it make better spirals if only knit 3 rows instead of 4?
    You ought to mention that total # of st have to be divisible by 4.
    I used what I think is a better way to do toe-up, using 8 st, picking up the loops of the c/o st on 2nd needle after row 3 (k 1 row, p 1 row, k 1 row, pick up the 8 loops; now 16 st to start toe that is now closed, eliminating the kitchener st.
    I think these will be great socks. Thanks for the pattern 😍

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      Thank you for your questions. We will contact you directly via email to answer them.

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    You actually make it seem really easy with your presentation however
    I in finding this topic to be actually something which I feel I’d
    never understand. It kind of feels too complicated and very huge
    for me. I am having a look forward for your next put up, I will attempt to get the
    hang of it!

    • Laura M M on May 13, 2019 at 6:45 am

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    I am going to try to knit a spiral sock by following your tutorial. I will also look for white knitting needles as I have found many a dropped stitch when knitting socks!

    Laura M.M.
    Paris ON

    • Karen Stuhlfeier on May 16, 2019 at 2:08 pm

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    I’m confused. In the tutorial you’re slipping stitches to the next needle. The written pattern doesn’t mention that. Is there a reason to do that – or can I just follow the pattern as written. Thanks!

    • Leslie on May 17, 2019 at 12:13 pm

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    I love to do two at time toe up on magic loop. Can I do the spiral sock that way if a buy two skeins of the yarn?

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      Yes

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    • Joy Sietsema on May 27, 2019 at 9:42 pm

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    I’m just about done with my first pair, and Love them! I’d like to make some for my granddaughters, ages 8 and 10. Can you tell me about how many stitches I should have for a child’s size?

    • Michele Pridmore on July 28, 2019 at 5:27 pm

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    Hello Arne & Carlos
    Almost done with my first Arne & Carlos heel-less spiral sock! just a few more rounds of the ribbed cuff to knit then I can bind-off! Thank you for sharing the pattern, it’s a fun easy pattern to knit. It was a pleasure to meet you at String Yarns, NYC. I wanted to sign up for your stand alone Knit Stars Short Course but it closed before i was able to sign up. I hope you open it up again! Regards, Michele

    • Betsy Burch on October 2, 2019 at 4:11 am

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    Please tell me how I can get the pattern for knitting socks without heels. I sent for it a while back and have never received the pattern in the mail. How do I get the full printed pattern? Thank you. Betsy Burch

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      We dont sell printed patterns, only digital downloads. If you’ve purchased it, you need to download it from the link sent to you and print it yourself.

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