Basic Elements Everyday Socks Pattern

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This is a FREE, downloadable pattern designed for Cheers To Ewe by Sandi Rosner.

OVERVIEW

Handknit socks are a delight to make and to wear. Socks are the perfect project for knitting on the go. And nothing says “you’re special” like the gift of a pair of handmade socks.

These socks are knit in the round from the cuff down. They have a traditional flap-and-gusset heel, and a flat toe. They feature ribbing on the leg and the top of the foot, a reinforced slip-stitch heel, and smooth stockinette stitch on the sole.

While this is a great introduction to sock knitting for a beginner, this is also a pattern you can turn to again and again. Once you’re comfortable with the basic construction, use this pattern as a blank canvas for your own creative expression. Use your stash of leftovers to add stripes. Try different stitch patterns or add a cable to the leg. The possibilities are endless.

For tips, tricks, and helpful hints for your knitting, visit our YouTube channel:  Create Talk Explore.

MATERIALS

Yarn: 330 (350, 400, 450) yds fingering weight yarn 

The sample was made with the following:

Hand Dyed Diva Homegrown Sock (80% Shaniko, 20% Nylon; 424yds/285m/100g) in color Antique Rose in size Medium (M).

Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT GAUGE.

Notions: Stitch markers, scrap yarn to use as stitch holder, tapestry needle

GAUGE

32 sts and 44 rows = 4” in Stockinette stitch, after blocking.  Save time by taking time to check gauge.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

To fit adult size S (M, L, XL)

Leg/Foot Circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10)”

Sample shown is size M.

CONSTRUCTION NOTE

The socks are knit in the round from the cuff down. The right hand and left socks are identical.