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I have been knitting for 59 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in ...

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Basic Toe-Up Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Basic Toe-Up  Socks
Basic Toe-Up  Socks
Basic Toe-Up  Socks
Basic Toe-Up  Socks
Basic Toe-Up  Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • m1 - an increase of 1 stitch
  • p2tog - purl 2 stitches together
  • skp - slip one stitch, knit one stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch - a decrease of 1 stitch
  • sl1 - slip 1 stitch without working it. NOTE: this is slip 1 stitch NOT slip 11 sts!
  • yo - yarn over

Pattern Description:

Once you knit socks, especially the pretty patterned or striped ones (self-striping yarns), you may become addicted - even more so as you wear them because there are no seams to irritate your tender toes!!! The variety of yarns out there is endless. I'm partial to Paton's sock yarns, which wear well and wash easily.

These are knit from the toe up using a Turkish Cast-On. If you do not already know how to do this wonderful technique, do an Internet search. Video instructions are abundant...or use whatever toe-up technique you like best.


Measure the foot according to the instructions, knit swatch to get the correct measurement for the person's foot size - adjust needle size accordingly.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Varies


  • Size 0 - 2 circular needle or dpns
  • Sock Yarn - 2 skeins or approx. 375 yds

You Will Also Need:

  • row/round counter
  • stitch marker
  • blunt needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn: