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I inspire with stories, yarn, and food. Mom of 4 boys, hobby farmeress, tea addict, book geek, part-time health nut, and full-time dreamer. I want to be a mermaid when I grow up. Join my knitting ...

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Just Plain Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Just Plain Socks
Just Plain Socks
Just Plain Socks
Just Plain Socks
Just Plain Socks
Just Plain Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Kitchener Stitch (or learn from internet)

Pattern Description:

I designed this to teach a class to beginners (Yes! BEGINNERS! You CAN knit socks!) There is nothing fancy about these socks--they can be knit BY anyone, FOR anyone.

These socks are knit from the cuff down in two basic ribbing styles. They have an eye-of-partridge Dutch Heel flap, and a classically-decreased toe.

These socks are formulaic in sizing: you can make them for anyone. Sample stitch counts for an adult sock is given throughout.

Choose a fun colourway of sock yarn and dive in--see how fun socks can be!

Difficulty: EASY
Included: 4-page PDF pattern includes clear tips and instructions with the beginner in mind. Pattern is written for a set of four double-pointed needles, but a note explains how to easily convert to two circular needles. Photos and written instructions illustrate tricky concepts.


30-34 stitches = 10cm/4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Any size--formulaic


  • 100g of sock yarn
  • 3.25 mm (US 3) double-pointed needles

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle
  • scrap of yarn for marker

Suggested yarn:

302 meters of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks' Stroll