So Vanilla Socks On 9" Circs by Mary Lukas

So Vanilla Socks On 9" Circs

November 2021
Light Fingering ?
8.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
1 (2, 3) - which fits around a foot circumference of 7 (8, 9) inches around.
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This is the third pattern of four in my So Vanilla Socks collection. In this recipe, I’m going to teach you how to knit socks on 9-inch circulars, both cuff down and toe-up.

Whether you love them or hate them, everyone has an opinion on this newer sock knitting technique that’s gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. I originally didn’t enjoy them, but I made myself give them a real try about three years ago and actually found how much quicker I could finish a pair of socks without the fussing that comes with magic loop or my clumsiness with losing DPNs. I enjoyed the straightforwardness of it so much that 90% of my sock knitting changed over to 9-inch circulars.

What You’ll Need:
2.25mm (US 1) 9-inch circular knitting needles (or size needed to get gauge) - Special Note: When using 9-inch circulars you’ll want to keep checking your gauge. Don’t assume that you’re going to get the same gauge with DPNs or Magic Loop with 9-inch circulars especially when you’ve knit for a few rounds and your knitting evens out as you get the hang of it.
2.25mm (US 1) set of DPNs or 32 inch (or longer) circular needles for the heel and toes. Note: You can keep using the 9 inch circular for the heels, but I personally find it a lot easier to switch needles for this part. I use Addi Flexiflips for this since they’re easy to carry around and I get a similar gauge.
100 grams of fingering weight sock yarn.
3 ring type marker or locking stitch marker (optional). Note: It’s optional, but recommended. I use both with this method.
Ruler or measuring tape
Darning needle.

8.5 stitches/inch using 2.25mm needles.

1 (2, 3) - which fits around a foot circumference of 7 (8, 9) inches around.