Basic Socks by Winwick Mum

Basic Socks

May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
Medium with instructions for altering sizes
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This pattern is available for free.

The idea of knitting socks can be quite daunting if you’ve not done it before. The whole thought of turning heels and grafting toes can be quite enough to put you off before you even pick up your needles - and I know this because that’s how I felt too!

I know there are many sock patterns and tutorials on the internet aimed at beginners, but sometimes you just need one basic pattern that you can use to get started, increase your confidence and then adapt to suit your own feet. I’d like to share mine with you, altered over many pairs to get it just the way that I like to wear my socks, and still being adapted to suit other members of the family.

The pattern has been edited a couple of times, so please make sure you have a recent copy before starting your project!

There are now step-by-step tutorial posts on the blog to accompany this pattern. These tutorials are written for short circulars, DPNs and long circular (magic loop) and cover everything from choosing yarn and needles to knitting your socks right down to the grafted toes - there’s no excuse not to cast on!

Just one size is given in the pattern but there is help in the tutorials which accompany it so that you can adjust it to any size of foot that you want to knit for. You can find the Sock Stitch Calculation to help you do that through the link below if you want to take a quick look!