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Yarn arts have been a part of my life since my mom taught me to knit when I was 10. My house is full of sweaters, mittens, dish towels, dolls, bath mats, and other items I've knitted or crocheted. ...

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Basic Ribbed Socks

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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in round on double-pointed needles
  • purl
  • make 1
  • slip, slip, knit
  • knit 2 together
  • purl 2 together
  • kitchener stitch

Pattern Description:

When you want a warm, practical sock that'll do the job for everyday use, these are the socks for you. They're comfy and will keep your toes toasty when you're taking a hike, splitting firewood, or lazing around the house. They are knit from the top down on double-pointed needles. The heel is constructed with a heel flap. Bottoms of the toes are Kitchener stitch closed. The ribbing helps to keep the socks from bagging around the ankles. This pattern is my adaptation of the pattern I got from my local yarn shop when I bought yarn for my first ever pair of socks. It has served me well for many years and for many, many pairs of socks. Directions are for adult medium.


7 1/2 stitches / inch [2.5 cm]
This pattern is somewhat forgiving if your gauge isn't precisely the same.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • adult medium


  • 3 1/2 ounces [100 gm] sock yarn (fingering weight)
  • 1 set of 4 double-pointed needles, US size 1 1/2 [2.5 mm]

Suggested yarn:

465 yards of Fingering weight