Knit Night by Verena Cohrs

Knit Night

October 2018
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in worked in the round in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) [Finished foot circumference 15 (16.25, 17.5, 18.75, 20, 21.25, 22.5) cm / 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 7.75, 8.25, 8.75)”, recommended to be worn with 0-2.5 cm / 0-1” of negative ease]
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A pattern you’ll return to again and again, just like the knit night you love going to, two different heel types and plenty of options for your favourite yarn weight and everyone else’s in your knitting group!

Our Knit Night Socks are destined to become a beginner knitter’s very first pair of socks and they’re just as much of a perfect fit for more experienced knitters looking for a pattern that comes with plenty of options. This pattern uses only a small set of techniques – you should be able to knit, purl, work short rows and do basic increases (M1R / M1L) – and our Knit Night Socks are worked from the toe up, which means you’ll be able to try them on as you go.

To give you a lot of options, we included instructions for seven sizes, two heel options and seven yarn-weight specific versions for each size, so you can use whatever yarn weight you’re most comfortable with. In addition, the pattern comes with lots of helpful information, e.g. on choosing the right size and on gauge.


1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) Finished foot circumference 15 (16.25, 17.5, 18.75, 20, 21.25, 22.5) cm / 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 7.75, 8.25, 8.75)”, recommended to be worn with 0-2.5 cm / 0-1” of negative ease

Depending on how long you’ll want to make the foot and leg of your socks, you’ll need approx. 100-200 g of a yarn with which you’ll be able to get one of the listed gauges. We recommend:

Version A: Retrosaria Mondim, Blacker Yarns Tamar 4ply, Blacker Yarns Mohair Blends 4-ply, Triskelion Yarn Scylfing Sock, Woolly Mammoth Fibre Company Natural Sock
Version B: Tukuwool Fingering, The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering, Ovis Et Cetera Igneae, Hey Mama Wolf Sockyarn #04
Version C: De Rerum Natura Ulysse, Whistlebare Cuthbert’s Sock, Green Mountain Spinnery Forest
Version D: Echo View Fair Isle, Triskelion Yarn Scylfing DK
Version E: Blacker Yarns Tamar Lustre Blend DK, Blacker Yarns British Classic DK
Version F: De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, The Fibre Co. Cumbria DK
Version G: De Rerum Natura Cyrano, Quince & Co. Osprey

The gauge is indicated over 10 x 10 cm, worked in the round in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking.

Version A: 32 sts x 44 rounds
Version B: 30 sts x 42 rounds
Version C: 28 sts x 40 rounds
Version D: 26 sts x 38 rounds
Version E: 24 sts x 36 rounds
Version F: 22 sts x 32 rounds
Version G: 20 sts x 28 rounds

Circular needle in main size to obtain gauge with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (We recommend 2.25 mm / US 1 for Version A, 2.5 mm / US 1.5 for Version B, 2.75 mm / US 2 for Version C, 3 mm / US 2.5 for Version D, 3.25 mm / US 3 for version E, 3.5 / US 4 for Version F, 3.75 / US 5 for Version G)

Blocking tools (optional), darning needle, scrap yarn or stitch holders, stitch markers, tape measure

Judy’s Magic Cast-On, Magic Loop, Short Rows, Toe-up

Photography: Ricarda Schüller, Verena Cohrs
Model: Reina-Maria Nerlich
Sample knitting: Verena Cohrs, Verena Rebasti
Tech editing: Marina Skua