My First Socks
Taking your first steps…
Socks can seem like a daunting prospect to the novice knitter but this pattern is here to guide you along the way and help in all those tricky places. Starting with a basic cuff down sock using the most common and simple construction methods, you’ll soon be on your way.
A top down sock with a simple pattern, a flap and gusset heel and rounded toe.
Written to be used as a first sock pattern but some basic knitting skills are required. Experience knitting in the round, particularly with magic loop would be useful.
Approximately 400 yards of a 4ply/fingering/sock weight yarn in a wool/nylon blend
2.5mm (USA - 1.5) or size needed to match gauge
Circular needle: For magic loop I’d recommend a 80cm or 100cm (32” or 40”) needle
DPN’s: A set of 4 or 5 needles
1 Stitch Marker
1 Progress Keeper
Woman’s Medium - Directions for adjusting foot length included
20cm (8”) around ball of foot
20cm (8”) from cuff to base of heel, 23cm (9”) from back of heel to toe
8 stitches and 12 rows in 2.5 cm (1”) across pattern repeat.
- A full and clearly written pattern
- Extra tips to guide you through you first pair of socks
- stitch abbreviations
- links to helpful tutorials
- sock diagrams
- plenty of photos
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