CSM Afterthought Sock by Heddi Craft

CSM Afterthought Sock

Machine Knitting
July 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
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This is a checklist style pattern and hand knitting directions for an afterthought sock made with the assistance of a circular sock machine (CSM). It has blanks to fill in with your own choice of numbers for the cylinder size, the tension, needle size, heel placement, and ribbing. An alternative version with just the hand knit directions is also included, which can be distributed for no additional charge with completed sock tubes.

This checklist assumes:

  • You use a bonnet for set up. (If you don’t, just prep your waste yarn using your chosen method.)
  • You have a standard start point on your cylinder to begin and end each round (I use the 3 o’clock position at my right half mark).

Fill in the blanks to make a sock to fit your personal tastes:

  • Fill in who the sock is for or the intended size.
  • Use the cylinder and tension of your choice to make the circumference of sock desired. (See The CSM Cookbook for extensive directions on sizing socks.)
  • If using self striping yarn, plan for specific locations to split the tube so that stripes match exactly.
  • Choose the correct size hand knitting needle to finish the sock.
  • Determine the heel placement.
  • Select the cuff height and ribbing type.

Print a checklist every time you make a sock and you will never forget a step! Patterns can also be laminated or put in sheet protectors and then used with wet or dry erase markers.

The sample was knit on an Erlbacher Speedster in Knit Picks Static in the color Beanstalk.

This pattern is part of The CSM Cookbook Volume Two: Fusion Recipes, an ebook that includes 6 patterns as well as bonus sizing charts.

Purchase this individual pattern and try it out! If you decide you want the entire CSM Cookbook Volume Two, your cart should automatically discount the purchase to subtract the cost of this pattern.