Late Night Socks by Karin Mackey
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Late Night Socks

Knitting
July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinetter Stitch (unblocked)
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 - 490 yards (366 - 448 m)
Women's Small, Women's Medium, Women's Large/Men's Medium
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern set includes my basic sock “recipe” PLUS 3 variations!!!

Share your Late Night Socks on social media with #LateNightSocks.

You know how it is – it’s been a long day, there’s still dinner to be made, a kitchen to clean, or a load of laundry to put in the wash. Whew! What you really want to do is to sit down and relax and, of course, knit! But now it’s late and you don’t really have the energy to concentrate on that beautiful but complicated lace shawl or cable sweater. Enter Late Night Socks – my favorite way to knit plain vanilla socks. Knit them with your prettiest yarn to keep you entertained – it’s the perfect Late Night (or anytime!) Knit!

I’m a big fan of plain socks - I love that it’s easy to pack a small project bag & have something to knit when I have a little free time. Recently, I’ve had many requests to share the details of how I knit socks. The instructions are written using the Magic Loop Method which I prefer because I knit quicker this way. I also find that I don’t have those pesky ladders that can occur when I use DPNs. Of course, feel free to use DPNs if that is your preferred method!

I’m also sharing some of my favorite variations that change up the appearance of my vanilla socks - ribbing & slipped stitches add a different look but are still simple enough to knit on autopilot.

Find my toe-up Variation on my blog - Late Night Toe-Up Socks.

I can usually knit a pair of women’s size medium socks with about 400 - 438 yards of yarn. I like to have at least 450 yards available for a women’s size large/men’s medium.