Sock Knitting: Spiral Sock Toes

Sock Knitting Tutorial: Learn how to knit a spiral sock toe
Every time I think I've tried every knit heel or toe shaping method, I stumble across something new (to me). I'm currently in love with spiral sock toes.

Before You Begin

Spiral sock toes are a beautiful combination of form and function. The decreased stitches form pretty spirals around the toe. Since those shaping decreases are spread evenly around the toe, it's easier to maintain an even stitch tension which minimizes problems like laddering.

One thing to be aware of before you start a spiral toe is that the beginning of your rounds gradually shifts to the left by one stitch every time a decrease round is worked.


  • Cobasi by HiKoo Yarn
  • addi bamboo FlexiFlips needles
  • 4 stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
Thanks to Skacel for providing the yarn and needles used in this tutorial. These products are available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.

Spiral Sock Toes

Recommended Pattern

Ready to try this technique in a pattern? The Riptide Socks Pattern has videos to help you learn more about:
  • Channel Island CO
  • DPN Tips for Tracking Rounds
  • Square Turn Heel
  • Avoiding Heel Flap Gap
  • Spiral Sock Toe
Riptide Socks Knitting Pattern: Learn how to knit spiral sock toes

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