Basecamp Socks by Kaylee Lockhart

Basecamp Socks

July 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
438 - 876 yards (401 - 801 m)
X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Introducing the Fancy Tiger Crafts Basecamp Socks! These simple socks are named Basecamp not just because they are the perfect summer camping sock (though they definitely qualify), they are also the perfect jumping off point for learning how to knit socks. When it comes to socks there are many different techniques and styles and everyone you talk to will have their own opinion on which is the best. These socks are my favorite combination of elements: toe-up socks, with a short row heel, knit using magic loop on a long circular needle. This is just one of many combinations that are available though, so use this pattern as a base for learning how to make socks and then explore all the different elements and ways you can knit them!

People are often intimidated by socks. They think that they involve a bunch of confusing and complicated techniques, but I am here to tell you that it simply isn’t the case. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the abbreviations section. Nothing scary or complicated in there! Knitting socks is easy! Knitting socks that fit properly is a bit more tricky. These socks are great for beginners because of the classic rib pattern is more forgiving and makes it a bit easier to fit any foot. I have also included instructions for five different sizes and extensive size charts to help you knit socks for any and every foot in your family. All you need to know is their shoe size!

So let’s begin this fun new adventure together and explore the fun world of sock knitting.

Errata Aug 1, 2018: Toe -> First Increase the number of total times the First Increase is repeated has changed. The number of sts per needle remains the same.

Repeat First Increase  2 (3, 4, 5, 5, 6) total times. 
20 (24, 32, 40, 44, 52) sts total, 
10 (12, 16, 20, 22, 26) sts per needle