Back to Basics: Socks (DK)

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Back to Basics: Socks – For every newbie out there who dares to take up the challenge, this beginner-friendly sock pattern has got you covered with toe-up and cuff-down constructions, multiple sizes, fingering and DK weight options, and helpful resources. Accessibility also matters to us, so there are also standard, low-visibility, and screen-reader-accessible formats of the pattern.

Discover your favorite heel—whether it’s a traditional flap and gusset or something more elaborate—you’ll find options for both! Back to Basics: Socks include 3 heels, allowing you to explore different constructions and determine what best fits your unique foot.

Description

Back to Basics: Socks – Worked in the round, Back to Basics socks contains both cuff-down and toe-up written instructions. There are 3 heels included with our Back to Basics Sock pattern; a peasant heel, a short row heel, and a heel flap & gusset. The pattern is also formatted in a way that you can swap the foot and leg directions from your favorite rhyFlower Sock pattern to use a different heel without having to do all that tedious math yourself. Bonus!

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 (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping).

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

(Measured around the ball of the foot.) 

6 [6.5, 7, 7.75, 8.25, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.75, 11.25]” / 15 [16.5, 18, 19.5, 21.5, 22.5, 24, 25.5, 27, 28.5] cm circumference – intended to be worn with 1-1.5” / 2.5-4 cm of negative ease.  

SUGGESTED NEEDLES

US3 (3.25 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or the size required to obtain gauge

NOTIONS

Tapestry needle, scrap yarn (peasant heel), stitch markers (1)

YARN REQUIREMENTS

MC: 100-245 yds / 91-224 m of DK weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
CC: 37 [43, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 79, 86, 93] yds / 34 [39, 44, 49, 55, 60, 66, 72, 79, 85] m of DK weight yarn

SUGGESTED YARN

Turtlepurl Yarns – DK Striped Turtle Toes
75% SW Merino 25% Nylon
245 yds (224 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Heel Flap & Gusset Sample: Diamond Dungarees
Peasant Heel Sample: Tickled Pink
Short Row Heel: Trenchcoat
https://turtlepurl.com/

GAUGE

27 stitches by 36 rounds in stockinette = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.


LOW-VISIBILITY & SCREEN READER FORMAT

A low-visibility and a screen-reader-accessible version of this pattern are available. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by the read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.


PATTERN SUPPORT

For pattern support for this design, please email melinda@rhyflowerknits.com


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Additional information

Skill Level

Beginner

Language

English

Type of Instructions

Low Visibilty, Screen Reader Access, Written Directions

Sock Techniques

Afterthought Heel, Cuff-Down, Heel Flap & Gusset, Short Row Heel, Toe-Up, Wide Toe

Construction

Kitchener / Grafting, Worked in the Round

Fabric Characteristics

Ribbed / Ribbing

Format

Digital Download, PDF