Doddle Socks - Cuff Down (DK) by Amanda Clark

Doddle Socks - Cuff Down (DK)

January 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
164 - 245 yards (150 - 224 m)
Small, Medium and Large
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This sock pattern was written for double pointed needles and has instructions for three sizes:

  • Small (42 sts)
  • Medium (48 sts)
  • Large (54 sts) sizes

This pattern is the DK weight sister to my Skoosh Socks - Cuff Down pattern.

This is a cuff down sock pattern, worked in one piece, from the cuff down to the toe. Casting on requires using a stretchy cast-on method. The cuff of the socks is knitted first, before moving onto the leg, the heel, the gusset, then the foot and finally finishing on the toe. Kitchener stitch is used to close the stitches at the toe.

Instructions for this sock are in written format only.

This pattern is based on my vanilla recipe for knitting cuff down socks using a DK weight yarn. These socks are so easy to knit that you could say that they’re a complete doddle! This translates as ‘something easily accomplished’ for those not fluent in British slang/dialect.

The thought of knitting socks can be slightly daunting, but this is a very straight forward sock pattern to follow. I feel that it’s important to understand the shape and construction of socks and sometimes patterns, charts and construction can leave new sock knitters feeling slightly confused.

I hope that this pattern will help knitters to understand how cuff down socks with a traditional heel flap and gusset develop while using DK weight yarn and double pointed needles.

If you have any questions, problems or just want to join in with others who are knitting these socks, pop over to my Shuttermonkey Designs Group here on Ravelry.