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Marlaina "Marly" Bird fled the world of financial services to launch her Yarn Thing podcast and hasn't looked back since. To Marly, a bi-craftsy girl who both knits and crochets, the yarn is the ...

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Marly Simple Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Marly Simple Socks
Marly Simple Socks
Marly Simple Socks
Marly Simple Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast On
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Yarn Over
  • Knit 2 Together
  • Pick Up stitches
  • Double Pointed Needles

Pattern Description:

I designed these socks for my beginner sock knitting class. They are an easy eyelet pattern that keeps the mind engaged while the knitting flows from the double pointed needles.

These are made cuff down.
Pattern includes written instructions and pattern chart for eyelet pattern and heel stitches.
Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.
Pattern could easily be made using two circulars by an accomplished knitter.


28 sts = 4" (10 cm) in Eyelet pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: S (M, L) To Fit Foot Circumference: 7 (8, 9)" (18 (20.5, 23) cm)


  • Yarn: Shibui Knits "Sock"; 100% merino; 191 yd [175 m]/ 50 g [176 ounces]; CYCA size 1 (fingering): wasabi 2 (2, 3 balls).
  • Needles: Set of five DPN's size US 2 (2.75 mm); or size to obtain correct gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: Darning needle