Escalator Socks

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Escalator Socks Pattern


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Knitting: Escalator Socks
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting skills
  • Knitting in the round with dpns/circular ndls
  • Increases/decreases
  • Knowledge of conventional sock construction

Pattern Description:

Stave off second sock syndrome with the Escalator Socks. The first sock is worked cuff-down in an easy knit and purl stitch pattern with a garter ridge eye-of-partridge heel flap and pointed toe that requires no grafting. The second sock has the same features but is worked toe-up instead. The pattern comes in 3 adult sizes and instructions are provided for the stockinette anklet variation. Escalator is an easy pattern to knit but has enough novelty to keep your attention through both socks.


Gauge After Blocking
32 stitches / 48 rows = 4" / 10cm in stockinette on #1.5 (2.5mm) needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizing: Small, Medium, Large
  • Medium Crew socks shown on a Men's size 8 foot. Small Anklet socks shown on a Women's size 6 foot.
  • Foot Circumference (unstretched): 7(7.5,8)in / 17.8(19,20.3)cm
  • Cuff length as shown: Crew: 8in / 20.3cm, Anklet: 2.5in / 6.4cm


  • Crew: fingering weight yarn, approximately 350(380,410)yds / 320(329,375)m
  • Anklets: fingering weight yarn, approximately 150(170,190)yds / 137(155,174)m
  • #1.5 (2.5mm) set of dpns or long circular needle for magic loop

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle

About Designer

About Designer

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I engage in many crafts including knitting, spinning, crochet, quilting, sewing, and embroidery. My husband and I are permitted to co-exist with our three cats, our dog, and my crafting supplies.

I have had patterns published in Knotions, Knitcircus, Interweave Knits Accessories, and the Fresh Designs book series as well as Quilty magazine.

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