The Perfect Sock by Jo Torr

The Perfect Sock

by Jo Torr
January 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I’m sure everyone has their own idea of the “perfect” vanilla sock - well this is mine. After much trial and error I think this has the ideal mix of toes, heels and cuffs. I hope you’ll agree!

Updated on 22nd June 2016

The pattern has been updated and now includes multiple sizes and a photo tutorial for the short row heel as well as having been generally polished up around the edges to take account of feedback since the original publication. I hope you like the revisions!

Sizes - measured around midfoot

  • Small - 6.5”/16.5cm unstretched, 8”/20.25cm stretched
  • Medium - 8”/20.25cm unstretched, 10”/25.5cm stretched
  • Large - 9”/22.75cm unstretched, 11”/28cm stretched

I’d love it if you’d come to my group to show off your lovely socks, or chat about them while you’re making them. You’d be very welcome!