Ol' Reliable Top Down Socks by Tanis Lavallee

Ol' Reliable Top Down Socks

April 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
320 - 420 yards (293 - 384 m)
Adult S (M, L)
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Adult S (M, L)
Finished measurements (unstretched): 7.5 (8, 9)” (stretches comfortably up to about 11 (12, 13)”
circumference). Leg and Foot lengths vary depending on knitter’s preference.

Sample shown in Tanis Fiber Arts 8-ply Twist in Hummingbird colourway.

Why Top Down Socks?
Though I do knit a lot of toe up socks these days (see my Trusty Toe Up Socks pattern for the reasons why!) I am still partial to the fit of a top down sock. For me, nothing fits better than a heel gusset and though it is possible to work a gusset toe up, top down, with a heel gusset is my
happy place.