Go Your Own Way Socks by Stacey Winklepleck
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Go Your Own Way Socks

Knitting
March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
357 yards (326 m)
6 (7, 8, 8.5 9)” foot circumference, customizable foot length and 5.5” leg length
This pattern is available for free.
Errata available: knitpicks.com

Toe Up? Top Down? Undecided? No matter your sock knitting preference, this pattern is for you. Great for beginners, this basic sock pattern has multiple sizes for everyone on your list and instructions for both knitting from the toe up as well as from the cuff down included. Grab a pretty skein of sock yarn and, as Fleetwood Mac says, you can go your own way.

While this pattern is beginner basic pattern, you should be comfortable with knitting in the round with DPNs, 2 circulars or Magic Loop. Other techniques used are Judy’s Magic Cast On, short rows (toe up version) and kitchener stitch (cuff down version). Instructions and links are included in the pattern for these techniques.

This pattern was written with a 5.5” leg length but you can make it shorter or longer; however if you do the latter you may need an additional skein of yarn.

Update 5/12
Small typo on the Heel Flap of the Toe Up version:
Row 1 (RS): K 32 (35, 41, 44, 47) sts, picking up remaining wraps, SSK, turn. 1 st dec
Row 2 (WS): Sl1, p1 rep 10 (11, 13, 14, 15) times, Sl1, p2tog, turn. 1 st dec.