Sometimes a simple texture is all you need for a great sock. This beginner-friendly sock pattern is a great way to leap a basic vanilla sock to something with a tad more pep, without getting overwhelmed or lost in the flow of the pattern.
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Sylcan – Worked in the round, Sylcan contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions 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 design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer.
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
6 [6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9]” / 15 [16.5, 18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23] cm circumference. The sample shown was knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 64-sts.
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle, scrap yarn, stitch markers
200-500 yds / 183-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Fibrelya – Sock Star 80% Merino 20% Nylon 405 yds (370 m) / 3.5 oz (110 g) Color: Samurai
9 stitches by 11 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.
rhyFlower Knits patterns are available in print via our wholesale distributor Deep South Fibers.