Simple Top Down Socks by Ellie Jones

Simple Top Down Socks

Knitting
June 2018
Light Fingering ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
262 - 383 yards (240 - 350 m)
48, 56, 60, 64, 68 and 72 stitch sock sizes available
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern is my favourite way of knitting socks. The 2 x 2 rib is nice and stretchy and so comfy. The heel flap and gusset allows for a high arch and therefore a more comfortable fit. I have written the pattern in a number of stitch counts so you can find the pattern that is right for you.

I have also made instructional videos on my YouTube channel of how to make the sock. You can find these videos here:

Part 1: Cast on, cuff and leg
https://youtu.be/iH7clgmyBX0

Part 2: Heel Turn, heel flap and foot decreases
https://youtu.be/92SGVssYy_Q

Part 3: Toe decreases and Kitchener stitch
https://youtu.be/0Cy0pm3150Y

I have a video on knitting socks that fit:
https://youtu.be/hBvufWuYbiM

However as a guild if you are using 2.5 mm needles the size you should get (if your gauge is the same as mine), is as follows:

7 inches - 48 stitches
7.5 inches - 56 stitches
8 inches - 60 stitches
8.5 inches - 64 stitches
9 inches - 68 stitches
9.5 inches -72 stitches