Day Off Socks by Jessica Gore

Day Off Socks

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
175 - 328 yards (160 - 300 m)
Small [Medium, Large]
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This pattern is available for free.

These fun socks knit up in no time, and are a great way to experiment with a toe-up construction if you’ve been wanting to give it a try!


Small: EU 37 – 39/US 6 ½ – 8 ½ (approximately 19cm {7 ½”} foot circumference)
Medium: EU 40 – 42/US 9 – 11 (approximately 22cm {8 ¾”} foot circumference)
Large: EU 43 – 45/US 11 ½ – 13 ½ (approximately 25cm {9 ¾”} foot circumference)


Manos del Uruguay Alegria (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Polyamide; 425m {445yds}/100g)

1 skein Atlantico colourway

We used approximately 50g (213m {223yds}) for sample Medium Size pair of socks (EU 40.5/US 9 ½).


2.25mm (US 1), at least 80 cm (32”) length circular needle
2 removable stitch markers (optional during heel turn and flap)
Tapestry needle
Tape measure
Sock blockers (optional)


36 stitches x 50 rounds = 10cm (4″) in stockinette stitch on 2.25mm needles, knit in the round, relaxed after blocking.

Stockinette stitch = knit every round


-Instructions are written for the Magic Loop method of working in the round, with a toe-up sock construction and heel flap and gusset.

-Instructions are to be worked from the beginning to end of each round, unless instructions are specified for stitches on first needle of the round (N1; top of foot/front of leg), and second needle of the round (N2; sole of foot/back of leg), separately.

-We recommend using a toe-up cast on such as Judy’s Magic Cast On, and a stretchy bind off such as Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off for beginning and finishing your socks. You will also need to know how to work short rows by wrapping stitches.

-Stitch counts are written for Small Size with {Medium,Large} Size stitch counts in brackets.