Back to Basics: Socks is my go-to when I am knitting basic vanilla socks. With a little math, I find that I’m able to make a pair of socks for those I love that fit correctly. Curt, in particular, is quite picky about his socks and the way they fit. He appreciates preciously how these fit his feet.
Worked in the round, Back to Basics: Socks contains written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. Directions are for both cuff-down and toe-up. If you feel inclined to make 2 in the same direction, that’s completely acceptable, or one of each if you’re feeling particularly topsy-turvy! Back to Basics: Socks features 7 sizes. You’ll also find a sock worksheet, so you know how to measure your foot to achieve a perfect fit. Back to Basics: Socks has directions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles instead.
Skill Level Beginner
Materials List • US1 (2.25 mm) 32”-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US1 (2.25 mm) double pointed needles, or size required to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle • Scrap yarn • Stitch marker (Optional) • 200-500 yds (275-458 m) fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Suggested Yarn Fibrelya – Sock Star 80% Merino 20% Nylon 405 yards/110 grams per skein Colorway: Sunset Beach
Gauge 9 Stitches by 11 rows worked in the round in stockinette stitch = 1” (2.5 cm) on US1 (2.25 mm) needles, before blocking.
Size Information 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)”/ 15.2 (16.5, 17.8, 19.1, 20.3, 21.6, 22.9) cm