Basic toe-up ribbed socks by Mary Anna Yram

Basic toe-up ribbed socks

October 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
adult medium width, any size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern is a variation of my “Good Watermelon Socks” pattern; I like how that sock works up, but I wanted a pair of ribbed socks for a snugger fit. I chose to do an afterthought heel because it fits great, can be easily replaced in the event of wear, and best of all it doesn’t disrupt the cool striping pattern like a heel flap does.

To make a pair of mid-calf, medium width women’s size 8 socks I used about 368 yards of sock yarn. All measurements given are the measurements I used to get this size; you can adjust the size of your socks by knitting them longer or shorter, or casting on more or fewer stitches. Each afterthought heel as written uses about 4g yarn so if you knit your socks longer, be sure to save enough yarn for the heels. I used magic loop (and instructions are written for magic loop), but you can easily convert this pattern to DPNs or two circulars or any other method you prefer for knitting socks. You can also knit them two at a time!