Mini Socks by Cathy Thompson

Mini Socks

November 2014
Knitpicks Palette
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
2.75 mm (C)
30 - 40 yards (27 - 37 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Need some quick Christmas Ornaments? This mini sock pattern might be just the thing. It knits up quickly using standard top-down heel flap sock construction and is a good way to use up bits of left over sock yarn. If you have never knit a sock before, then you can use this pattern to work through the process.

The pattern provides instructions for 4 different mini socks:

  • Plain sock using one color
  • Sock with contrasting cuff, heel and toe using two colors.
  • Sock with contrasting cuff, heel and toe plus some contrasting stripes using two colors.
  • Sock with contrasting cuff, heel and toe with a striped sock body using three colors.

Materials / Notions Needed

  • 30-40 yards of yarn depending on your gauge. Gauge is not important but will affect the amount of yarn used.
  • 2 US 1.5 (2.5mm) circular needles, double points, or single circular or size to obtain gauge
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • a tapestry needle
  • markers

Techniques Used

Knitting in the round, Knit, Purl, M1, K2tog, P2tog, SSK, Slip stitch, K tbl, crochet chain, changing color, Kitchener (optional, an alternate toe closure is provided).

I have knit through all of the patterns as written, but they have not been independently test knit. If you have any problems, let me know.