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Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy ...

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As You Like It! toe-up, top-down, legwar

from By Hand, With Heart
(6) Name: 'Knitting : As You Like It! toe-up, top-down, legwar
As You Like It! toe-up, top-down, legwar
As You Like It! toe-up, top-down, legwar

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • understand how to make socks
  • ability to knit in the round

Pattern Description:

Socks any way you'd like them - toe-up, top-down or even legwarmers - all in this design. Using approx 300 yards of worsted-weight sock yarn and US size 6 needles, you'll have these knitted up in no time ... and on your feet to keep you cozy thru the winter. The foot-apparel is sized to fit an average woman's foot/leg with directions on how to increase for shapely calves and longer feet. The sole of the sock is knit in RevSS so that the smooth, knit-side touches your feet - this makes for a much more comfortable sock. If you prefer, just do k sts where I tell you to purl for the sole. The heel shown is a short-row garter heel.
NOTE: You should be familiar with knitting socks and knitting in-the-round; for information about casting-on for toe-up or other techniques, check YouTube, Ravelry or other source.


20sts x 28rnds = 4" stockinette, in the round and blocked


  • approx 300 yards worsted-weight sock yarn -- sample used 2 skeins of Jarbo Garn's Raggi
  • US #6 dpns, circs or preferred in-the-round me
  • stitch markers (2)
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Jarbo Garn Raggi