Collect your color leftover bits of DK weight yarn and knit these super simple topdown socks. The socks feature a garter stitch heel flap and simple stockinette stitch for the leg and foot. Stripe your colors together to use those DK weight color pops in your stash. You can also hold two strands of fingering weight together and mix in your worsted weight yarns too!
Sizes 1 [2, 3, 4, 5]
6 [6.5, 8, 9, 10]″ / 15 [17, 20, 23, 25]cm leg and foot circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.
Size 4 shown on a size US 13 / EU 47 size foot that has a 10.5″ / 27cm foot circumference. The sock fits with 1.5″ / 4cm of negative ease.
Socks are designed to fit an actual foot circumference of 7 [7.5, 9, 10, 11]″ / 18 [19, 23, 25, 28]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 lengths of the cuff, leg, and foot are easily customizable by knitting more rounds for a longer leg or foot or fewer rounds for a shorter leg or foot.
Yarn DK weight
Approximately 230 [260, 290, 320, 350]yds / 210 [238, 265, 293, 320]m total
US 4 / 3.5mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge
Magic loop method is used for knitting in the rnd. Watch this Westknits video to assist with the Magic Loop technique. https://youtu.be/hpFHbHmrCcc
You can use DPNs if you prefer.
Notions 3 stitch markers, tapestry needle
22 sts & 38 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking
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. https://www.westknits.com/collections/workshops