Basic 6ply Boot Socks by Winwick Mum

Basic 6ply Boot Socks

January 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
One size but can be altered to suit
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This pattern is available for free.

The idea of knitting socks can be quite daunting if you’ve not done it before. The whole thought of turning heels and grafting toes can be quite enough to put you off before you even pick up your needles - and I know this because that’s how I felt too!

I know there are many sock patterns and tutorials on the internet aimed at beginners, but sometimes you just need one basic pattern that you can use to get started, increase your confidence and then adapt to suit your own feet. I’d like to share mine with you, altered over many pairs to get it just the way that I like to wear my socks, and still being adapted to suit other members of the family.

One 100g ball of yarn should be plenty to make a pair of socks unless your feet are very large.

If you’re a beginner sock knitter, you can use the step-by-step tutorials at to help you. Although they are written for 4ply yarn, the process is exactly the same for socks knitted with thicker yarn.