Lemon Squeezy is a delightful 8-sized sock pattern that is so easy to memorize – it makes for the ultimate summer road trip, an afternoon on the beach, or a TV knitting project. As easy peasy, as lemon squeezy!
The pattern has both toe-up and cuff-down constructions and contains written directions and charts – making this pattern ideal for your preferred knitting style. A link to my free Back to Basics sock pattern should you wish to swap out the heel (as simple as replacing the foot/leg directions with the desired heel without all the icky math!).
Worked in the round, Lemon Squeezy contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for a peasant heel (afterthought heel using scrap yarn), but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using (links included for alternatives).
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping).
This sock pattern shines well with solid, semi-solid, or lightly variegated/speckled yarns. Picking an appropriate yarn for this project will ensure you don’t lose the fun textures you’ll create.
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
7.5 [8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28] cm circumference – intended to be worn with 1” / 2.5 cm of negative ease. The samples shown were knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 64-sts.
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or the size required to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle, scrap yarn, stitch markers
300-500 yds / 274-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Turtlepurl Yarns – Striped Turtle Toes
75% SW Merino 25% Nylon
450 yds (411 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: Hazy Days
Lofty Loops Yarns – Lofty Sock
80% SW Merino 20% Nylon
400 yds (365 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: The Barber’s Wife
8 stitches by 10 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.
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