First Time Tube Socks by Ann Budd
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First Time Tube Socks

November 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 17 rows = 2 inches
in pattern stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
350 yards (320 m)
sized to fit child/women's small (women' large/man): 7 (9)" foot circumference and 17¼ (15)" long from CO to tip of toe; to fit a woman’s small (large)

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2009: “Ann Budd’s First-Time Tube Socks compensate for a heelless construction with an intriguing stitch that clings and fits. Merino wool in a large hank makes a pair of soft, luxurious socks to wear all winter.”

Finished Size: 7 (9)“ foot circumference and 17¼ (15)” long from CO to tip of toe; to fit a child/woman’s small (woman’s large/man).

Yarn: Louet Gems Worsted (100% merino; 175 yd (160 m)/100 g): mustard, 2 skeins (Note: This color has been discontinued; the manufacturer suggests goldenrod as a substitute).

Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 13 sts and 17 rnds = 2” in patt st in the rnd.

NOTE: There is a small errata in this pattern. The small size is 15” long and the large size is 17 1/4”.