Back to Basics: Socks is worked in the round and the pattern contains written directions. Directions are for both cuff-down and toe-up. If you feel inclined to make 2 in the same direction, that’s completely acceptable, or one of each if you’re feeling particularly topsy-turvy! Back to Basics: Socks features 7 sizes; XX-Small, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, & XX-Large. You’ll also find a sock worksheet, so you know how to measure your foot to achieve a perfect fit. Back to Basics: Socks has directions 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 pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles instead.
Back to Basics: Socks is available in French & English
• US2 (2.75 mm) 32”-40” circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles, or size required to obtain gauge
• Darning needle
• Scrap yarn
• 200-500 yards fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Fibrelya – Sock Star
80% Merino 20% Nylon 405 yards/110 grams per skein
8 Stitches by 10 rows in stockinette stitch = 1” (2.5 cm) on US2 (2.75 mm) needles, before blocking.
Size Information – Foot measurement for a sock is taken around the ball of the foot.
XX-Small (XXS): 6” (15.2 cm) circumference.
X-Small (XS): 6.5” (16.5 cm) circumference.
Small (S): 7” (17.8 cm) circumference.
Medium (M): 7.5” (19.1 cm) circumference.
Large (L): 8” (20.3 cm) circumference.
X-Large (XL): 8.5” (21.6 cm) circumference.
XX-Large (XXL): 9” (22.9 cm) circumference.
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