I'm So Basic Socks by Summer Lee

I'm So Basic Socks

August 2020
Light Fingering ?
40 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
S (7" or 17.75cm) M (8" or 20.25cm) L (9" or 23cm) XL (10" or 25.5cm) measuring the circumference around the ball of the foot
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This free pattern will teach you how to knit a basic sock using the Magic Loop method!

The basic sock is a work of structural knitting genius I It looks far more complicated to make than it actually is, and once you get the hang of the construction, you’ll find yourself knitting more pairs than you know what to do with!

Plain socks (often called vanilla socks) are perfect for showcasing special skeins of yarn, and for relaxing with a mindless, soothing project that allows you to happily knit while you chat with friends, binge watch your favorite show, or read a book.

This pattern and tutorial includes links to videos that show you exactly how to knit each part of the amazing basic sock using the Magic Loop Method.

Additionally pictures and explanations are included throughout the pattern to help you learn the addictive art of sock knitting!


  • One skein of sock yarn (approximately 400 yards, though you will not use the entire skein!)
  • One mini skein or scrap ball of sock yarn (approximately 50 yards) for the contrasting cuff, heels, and toes
  • AUS size 1 40” circular needle
  • A tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Sock blockers and wool wash for blocking (OPTIONAL)

40 sts over 4”/10cm of stockinette stitch, knit in the round and blocked

S (7’/17.7 5cm) M (8”/20.25cm) L (9”/22.7 5cm) XL (10”/25.25cm)