Slippy V Socks


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    • This is a pdf knitting pattern.

      These socks are knit seamlessly in the round starting at the top cuff and finished at the toe. The MC is featured for the cuff, heel, toe, and stockinette stitch stripes of the sock while the CC is used for the slip stitch color pop. Use a bright contrast color or a marled self-striping yarn like Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool. The slip stitch pattern is very fun to knit! You can easily customize the length of the leg and foot of the sock by simply knitting more or fewer stripes. The bottom of the foot is knit in stockinette stitch for a smooth comfortable sole. Choose two colors and enjoy these colorful Westknits socks!

    • Sizes 
      1 [2, 3, 4, 5]

      Finished Measurements

      5 [7, 8.5, 10, 12]′′ / 13 [18, 22, 25, 30]cm leg and foot circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.

      Socks are designed to fit an actual foot circumference of 6 [8, 9.5, 11, 13]′′ / 15 [20, 24, 28, 33]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 socks can stretch a bit more, so if you knit a size that is 2′′ / 5cm smaller than your actual foot size, then the sock should still fit well with a tighter fit.

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

      Fingering weight


      MC - 180 [220, 270, 350, 400]yds / 165 [201, 247, 320, 366]m
      CC - 60 [70, 75, 85, 95]yds / 55 [64, 69, 78, 87]m

      Yardage amounts may vary depending on the length of your leg and foot.


      US 1.5 / 2.5mm circular in 40′′ / 100cm length

      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


      28 sts & 64 rnds = 4′′ / 10cm in Slippy V slip stitch pattern after blocking
      28 sts & 44 rnds = 4′′ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

      Yarn Ideas 
      Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy is a great self-striping marled yarn. One ball of this yarn would work great for the contrast color. I recommend using a solid or semi-solid yarn for the main color to make the texture and traveling cables pop. Experiment with different yarn combinations and have fun!

      Westknits Workshops

      Learn all about socks with my How to Knit Socks workshop! This workshop is perfect for beginner sock knitting. Sign up for this workshop and check out all my other online courses to watch and learn new knitting skills at your own pace.

    • Qing Fibre High Twist BFL (100% BFL Wool; 399yds / 365m per 100g skein)
      MC - Honeycomb

      Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool (100% Superwash American Wool; 200yds / 183m per 50g skein)
      CC - Castaway