Basic Magic Loop Socks by Mirjam Molenbeek

Basic Magic Loop Socks

August 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
437 - 465 yards (400 - 425 m)
kids, small, medium, large
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When learning to knit socks, a clear pattern for basic socks is the best way to start. You can knit a basic sock a few times to learn all about your tension, gauge and size. A basic sock pattern can teach you about the construction of a sock: knitting a cuff, leg, heel flap, heel turn, gusset, foot and toe, and how to close the toe without a visible seam.
Then, when you’ve knit a few pairs and are becoming a sock knitting addict (warning: this WILL happen), you will want to knit socks for everyone you love. So you need to know how to knit socks in different sizes.
If you have already knit a few pairs of socks, there is a big chance you want to evolve your skills and knit contrasting cuffs, heels and toes: easy adjustments to make totally different pairs of socks.

This pattern has it all: clear instructions on how to knit basic socks, different sizes so you can knit up a pair for all your loved ones, and instructions on how to add contrasting cuffs, heels and toes.

My favorite way for knitting in the round is the magic loop method. That’s why I choose to write this pattern based on this method for knitting in the round. Please feel free to use your own method for knitting socks in the round if you want! Instructions and pattern support are for the magic loop method.


  • 100 grams (425 meters) of fingering weight sock yarn. The largest size will use up more yarn than the smaller sizes. 100 grams is enough yarn for knitting the socks in one colour in the largest size (size Large, European shoe size 49).
  • 30 grams (largest size) of contrasting fingering weight sock yarn if you want to knit contrasting cuffs, heels and toes. You can use mini skeins or leftover sock yarn.

Sample used:

  • Schachenmayr Regia Premium Cashmere, colour 52, 50 grams as the main colour
  • Schachenmayr Regia Premium Cashmere, colour 51, leftover (ca 10 grams) for the heels
  • Ge-woonjans handdyed mini skeins (20 grams each, haven’t used it all) for the cuffs and toes

2.25 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge), 80 or 100 cm circular needle


  • 2 stitch markers (closed, matching your needle size)
  • opening coloured stitch markers / progress keepers when you want to keep track of your rounds
  • tapestry needle for weaving in your ends
  • wool wash for washing & blocking
  • sock blockers for blocking (optional)
  • sock ruler (optional)

32 sts x 48 rnds in stockinette stitch (knit in the round, washed & blocked) = 10 cm

Pattern is written for: kids, (small, medium, large)
European shoe size: 27-32 (33-37, 38-42, 43-49)
Foot circumference: 16-19 (20-22 cm, 23-25, 26-28) cm

Helpful video tutorials
In the pattern you’ll find some helpful video tutorials, which lead to my YouTube channel.
These videos are in Dutch. You can choose ‘translate automatically’ underneath the video and choose your own language for subtitles.

Online Brei Campus
If you are Dutch and want to learn how to knit this pattern and/or want to learn how to read English patterns, I advise you to become a member of the Online Brei Campus ( You have free access to this pattern when you are a member (I can’t refund your money when you decide to buy this pattern first, and later on decide to become a member of my Campus).