First-Time Socks - Magic Loop Technique

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First-Time Socks - Magic Loop Technique Pattern

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Knitting: First-Time Socks - Magic Loop Technique
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Women, Men, Girls, Boys

Item:

Socks

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Pick up stitches

Pattern Description:

As a knitting teacher, I often have students who want to learn how to knit socks. I wanted to write a pattern for a newbie sock knitter that covered all the basics and gave some variety to the weight of yarns he or she might want to use.

This pattern uses the Magic Loop technique for its construction of a basic, top-down sock. You can choose from fingering weight, sport weight or worsted weight yarn for your project.

Video tutorials are available for the German Twisted Cast-On, the Kitchener Stitch and the Magic Loop technique.

Gauge:

Fingering weight - 28 sts = 4"
Sport weight - 26 sts = 4"
Worsted weight - 20 sts = 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Men's sizes: 48 st worsted, 56 st sport, 60 st fingering
  • Ladies' sizes: 44 st worsted , 52 st sport, 56 st fingering

Materials:

  • US 1/2.25 mm 32" circular or
  • US 2/2.75 mm 32" circular or
  • US 3/3.25 mm 32" circular or
  • US 6/4 mm 32" circular

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

436 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Any

Colorway:

Any

About Designer

About Designer

mimi kezer on craftsy.com

After 20 years of working in music and worship arts, I have had the joy of spending the last seven years teaching and encouraging knitters, as well as designing knitwear.

I am hopelessly addicted to making beautiful, colorful things.

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