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I engage in many crafts including knitting, spinning, crochet, quilting, sewing, and embroidery.

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Matchstick Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Matchstick Socks
Matchstick Socks
Matchstick Socks
Matchstick Socks
Matchstick Socks
Matchstick Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

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

Pattern Description:

Matchstick socks are worked toe-up with a round toe and a short-row heel. They feature a stretchy slip-stitch and rib pattern that has an easy rhythm and works well with handpainted or semi-solid yarns. Elegant and simple to work, they're perfect for a man or a woman. The pattern comes in three sizes and should fit older children to adults.


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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizing: S(M,L)
  • Green Socks shown in Size M are modeled on a Women's size 6 foot.
  • Blue Socks shown in Size M are modeled on a Men's size 8 foot.
  • Foot Circumference (unstretched): 6(7,8)in / 15(18,20)cm
  • Cuff length as shown: 8in / 20.3cm


  • fingering weight yarn (approximately 310yds /283m - 450yds/411m)
  • #1.5 (2.5mm) set of dpns or long circular needle for magic loop

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle

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