Basic Top Down Socks on DPNs by Kym Hretz

Basic Top Down Socks on DPNs

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June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
375 - 425 yards (343 - 389 m)
Medium Large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a basic sock in which you can work the leg section in K2, P2 ribbing as long as you like and then change to stockinette. This is a good beginner sock pattern in which I’ve tried to clearly lay out the sections as follows; Leg, Heel Flap, Heel Turn, Picking up stitches, Gusset, Foot, Toe Decreases and Kitchener Stitch Grafting.

I use the 64 stitch sock for a regular woman’s size and the 72 stitch sock for a regular man’s size.

NOTE- in heel flap section (For large size repeat rounds 3 & 4 one additional time for a total of 16 rows)

I use this as my beginner sock pattern to teach with.

I recommend Opal Sock yarn or other self striping yarn as I find it encourages new knitters and they feel the socks are more exciting.

A video explaining how I work the Old Norwegian Cast On

Here’s a video where I demonstrate how to work the heel turn.

Another video explaining how to pick up the stitches for the Gusset.
Feel free to PM me with questions.