The Basketweaver Socks by Stephen West

The Basketweaver Socks

July 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
306 - 402 yards (280 - 368 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
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Choose one color of fingering weight sock yarn and knit the beginner friendly textured sock pattern. The Basketweaver stitch pattern is knit with simple knits and purls with a little yarn over eyelets that make the texture pop. The sole of the sock is knit is smooth stockinette stitch for a comfortable feeling on the bottoms of your feet. These socks are knit top-down, so you can easily customize the length of the leg and foot as you knit. A garter stitch heel flap hugs the heel. Once you make these socks, you will be ready to confidently knit any of my other sock patterns!

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)

Finished Measurements
7 (8, 9, 10, 11)″ / 18 (20, 23, 25, 28)cm ankle and foot circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.

Size 3 shown on a size US 13 / EU 47 size foot that has a 10.5″ / 27cm foot circumference. The sock fits with 1.5″ / 4cm of negative ease.

Socks are designed to fit an actual foot circumference of 8 (9, 10, 11, 12)″ / 20 (23, 25, 28, 30)cm. The socks are designed to fit with negative ease. Choose a size with a finished foot circumference measurement that is approximately 1″ / 2.5cm smaller than your actual foot circumference, so that the sock will fit nice and snug on your foot.

The lengths of the cuff, ankle, and foot are easily customizable by knitting more textured pattern repeats for a longer ankle or foot or fewer textured pattern repeats for a shorter ankle or foot.

Fingering weight

306 (350, 394, 366, 402)yds / 280 (320, 360, 400, 440)m

Shown in
Qing Fibre High Twist BFL (100% BFL Wool; 399yds / 365m per 100g skein)
Colorway - Olea

US 1 / 2.25mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Magic loop method is used for knitting in the rnd. Watch this Westknits video to assist with the Magic Loop technique.

You can use DPNs if you prefer. Watch this Westknits video to assist with knitting with DPNs.

3 stitch markers, tapestry needle

32 sts & 48 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in The Basketweaver stitch pattern after blocking
32 sts & 50 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

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