My First Socks by Sandra Paul

My First Socks

June 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in pattern stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
370 - 420 yards (338 - 384 m)
Women's Medium
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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.

Pattern Description
A top down sock with a simple pattern, a flap and gusset heel and rounded toe.

Skill Level
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

Yarn needle
1 Stitch Marker
1 Progress Keeper

Woman’s Medium - Directions for adjusting foot length included
After blocking
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.

Pattern Includes

  • 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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