Escape Socks by Nici Griffin

Escape Socks

February 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in Stocking stitch (in the round)
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
110 - 120 yards (101 - 110 m)
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Toe-up DK socks. A quick, textured knit, that looks way more complicated than it is.

Clear enough for a new sock knitter to feel confident tackling. Line by line, written instructions and accompanying charts put together in such a way that it takes all the guess work out of things.

Written for three different sizes. Be sure you are following the right instructions for your sock.

So much to love about this pattern … toe-up construction, seamless gusset, no wrap and turn malarkey, gorgeous heel turn, slip-stitch heel flap, no picking up stitches, beautiful textured pattern that’s just knit and purl stitches, DK so knits up quick …. so, so quick …. I’m not a ‘sock knitter’ so having a quick knit appealed to me.

I can’t wait to see your happy feet so please do be sure to start a project page or tag me on Instagram (@beanieboat).

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Knit and Purl

Youtube tutorials for Judys Magic Cast On and Russian Bind Off are linked in the pattern.


  • Needles : 3mm dpns or circulars using magic loop (or even a 25cm sock circular!)
  • Yarn : up to 100g (224m/244yds)
  • 1 x removable stitch marker/progress keeper (optional)

Your yarn will show the pattern better if you use a solid, semi solid or tonal. Highly variegated will lose the pattern.

Huge thank you to WineLegs, one of my Knit Tribe, who put the idea (quite literally) in my lap, that my Escape collection needed this addition.

If you like the look of this pattern it would be a huge help to me if you would give it a like. Your support of my little dream is so appreciated. Every ‘like’ helps and it’s a known fact I do a tiny happy dance each time I get a notification. I am a terrible dancer!