Mile Forward by Mara Licole

Mile Forward

July 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
250 - 400 yards (229 - 366 m)
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This pattern is available for $2.00 USD buy it now

The 2020 pandemic has caused both emotional and financial concerns for many people, if not everyone. In an effort to contribute to bringing others comfort when possible, I have decided to make this a low cost pattern forever. The price will always remain at $2.00 to ensure that a larger amount of people can engage in comfort knitting. Because the pattern is already priced low, it will not be included in other promotions.

Socks are a great comfort. Grab a cozy pair of socks, your favorite hot beverage, and cuddle in bed with a movie or book of your choice and it is like the best instant comfort. This new decade came with renewed hope and promises but started on a gloomy note. During trying times like these, seeking comfort is one of our best options to help process the stress and find the motivation to move forward…one day…or mile at a time. Here’s to the rest of your year being unexpectedly awesome and better than you hoped!

Mile Forward socks are knit in the round from the toe to the cuff. They feature wedge toe shaping, the Fleegle heel method, and a central lace motif that travels gracefully up the leg. Because the lace motif is not mirrored, you will simply need to repeat the instructions to make two the same. This is a one-circumference-fits-many pattern but you can adjust the foot length and leg as you desire. The Fleegle heel method is a genius technique created by Susan Glinert Stevens A.K.A. fleegle on Ravelry. Thanks, Susan! While I knit my samples as cropped versions, you can make your leg longer if you’d like


  • toe up with Fleegle heel
  • instructions for adjusting sock length included
  • wedge toe shaping
  • engaging textured lace motif
  • forever low price
  • written instructions and charted instructions

Finished Measurements:

finished circumference of approximately 8 in | 20.5 cm

for fit reference the model’s foot measures approximately 8.75 in or 22 cm long with a total circumference of approximately 8.5 in or 21.5 cm. The pattern is written for one circumference but will fit many people and length of the sock is adjustable and guidance for adjustment is included.


Yarn: 250 - 400 yards | 228.5 - 365 meters of sock weight yarn.
yardage will vary depending on foot size. for bigger sizes you may need partial of a second skein.

Suggested Yarn:
The Wool Barn Cashmere Sock,
383 yards | 350 meters per 100g.
100% superwash extrafine merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, Color: Sand (beige sample) and Lake (blue sample)


  • 1 removable stitch marker - optional
  • waste yarn - optional, to use for threading lifelines
  • tapestry needle – to weave in ends
  • sock blockers – optional

Happy knitting, from me to you! xo - mara licole

  • Enjoy a special discount! When you purchase 4 of my patterns, at the same time, you’ll receive the fourth free. No code needed.

  • I use test knits and or tech editing to ensure that you receive the best quality pattern possible. If you find an error, I am happy to update the pattern.

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