Slip of the Stitch Socks by Mary Anne Walters

Slip of the Stitch Socks

April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 360 yards (274 - 329 m)
Easily adaptible to multiples of 4 stitches.
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This pattern is available for free.

This is basic guidance for making a toe-up sock with a short-row heel. It assumes you already know enough about sock knitting to have a preferred toe-up cast on, know your best toe construction, know the total number of stitches you need and have a favourite short row heel. AND you know how to slot a simple stitch pattern into that framework. So more of a stitch description than an actual pattern. I made them, my mate asked me for the pattern, and as there really wasn’t one, I wrote this up for her.

I used 2.25mm needles and magic loop, a Turkish cast-on of 12 stitches, increasing on alternating rows to 72 stitches for my toe box. Easily adjustable in multiples of 4 stitches.
You can also adjust your needle size to fine tune the fit.

9 March 2021 - clarified rounds 6 to 8 and round 10. The PDF has been updated!