Basic Ribbed Socks by Elizabeth Manning

Basic Ribbed Socks

March 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
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This pattern is available for free: basic-ribbed-socks.pdf

This is a very basic sock pattern, intended for either those who have never knit socks before, or who just love a simple sock pattern. Because it’s intended as a beginner pattern, each step along the way will be described in as much detail as possible.

These socks are worked top-down in a 2x2 rib pattern on double-pointed needles. They have a traditional French heel, and require approximately 100 g (300-350 yds) of fingering/sock weight yarn. The amount of yarn required will vary depending on how tall you make the leg of the sock and how long you make the foot of the sock.