Super simple socks
These are some great basic toe-up socks with a ribbing across the top of the foot for some extra snugness of fit.  If you want to try making socks they are a good first pattern–the larger gauge means they will work up very quickly (they’ll also be very thick and warm!).


You can get the pattern as a free download on Ravelry.


Sizing: Women’s M (L), fits US sizes 7-9(10-12)

Finished circumference around foot is 8 (8.5)”, finished leg length is  12 (13)”, slightly less than knee-high.

Yarn: 335 (390) yards DK weight wool.  Socks shown use two balls of Reynolds Whiskey (195 yards/50g)

Needles: #4 US DPNs (or size to obtain gauge), #3 US DPNs

Gauge: 22 sts and 36 rows =4″ in stockinette stitch.

Recommended links for special techniques

This pattern uses a figure-eight cast-on to start the toe of the sock.  While this cast-on is not too difficult once you have the hang of it, that initial hang-getting can be tricky.  You might find some of the following links useful if you have not tried a figure-eight before:

Wendy Johnson’s toe-up socks tutorial on Knitty (scroll down for figure-eight instructions)

YouTube video how-to

Arabella’s figure-eight flickr set

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