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Strike Up the Band Socks

from Knitamazoo Fiber Arts
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Strike Up the Band Socks
Strike Up the Band Socks
Strike Up the Band Socks
Strike Up the Band Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl
  • Decrease - K2tog & SSK
  • 2 Circular needle method for knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Hate the gusset decreases on your socks? Hate doing the Kitchener stitch to close the toe? Then these are the socks for you! These plain socks feature a band heel and a toe that does not require grafting. You can spice them up by adding a stitch pattern to the leg and instep if you'd like. You can also substitute this heel and toe for any sock worked on 60 stitches. So Strike Up the Band and celebrate!


8 sts per inch in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • For a woman's size medium foot. Length is easily adjusted.


  • 100g fingering weight yarn
  • 2 - US Size 2 circulars, 24"

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

420 yards of Fingering weight