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Knitting
February 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
300 - 450 yards (274 - 411 m)
Women's XS, S, M, L, XL (Men's M, L)
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PDF updated 02.19.2010


This generic pattern for slip-stitch heel, toe-up socks includes instructions for 5 different sock sizes on 3 different needle sizes. Pictured sock is Trekking XXL, color 135 in size Women’s M on 2.5mm needles (Addi turbo US size 1).

Note that millimeter measurements can correspond to different US sizes, so it is important to make sure your needles match the millimeter measurement.

Materials:

  • 100g sock-weight yarn
  • 1 circular needle, 32” or longer (40” is best), size 2mm, 2.5mm, or 3mm

Sizing:

  • 2mm needles: Sizes XS (S, M); Circumference 6.25 (7.25, 8.25); 8 sts per inch
  • 2.5mm needles: Sizes S (M, L); Circumference 7.25 (8.25, 9.25); 7.25 sts per inch
  • 3mm needles: Sizes M (L, XL); Circumference 8.25 (9.25, 10.25); 6.5 sts per inch

Note: for men’s socks, I recommend working size L (men’s M) or XL (men’s L).