Back to Basics: Socks DK (Digital Knitting Pattern)
Whether you’re a first-time sock knitter, or just looking for a vanilla sock pattern, Back to Basics: Socks is a wonderful jump-off point, and a FREE resource to get you started in the addictive world of sock knitting.
Note: This is a digital knitting pattern for you to download and print at home. No physical pattern will be shipped.
Back to Basics: Socks and every sock pattern from rhyFlower Knits have helpful links to not only achieve a proper fit but give you some insight into what to look for in a sock yarn!
Worked in the round, Back to Basics socks contains both cuff-down and toe-up written instructions. There are 3 heels included with our Back to Basics Sock pattern; a peasant heel, a short row heel, and a heel flap & gusset. The pattern is also formatted in a way that you can swap the foot and leg directions from your favorite rhyFlower Sock pattern to use a different heel without having to do all that tedious math yourself. Bonus!
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping).
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
6 [6.5, 7, 7.75, 8.25, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.75, 11.25]” / 15 [16.5, 18, 19.5, 21.5, 22.5, 24, 25.5, 27, 28.5] cm circumference – intended to be worn with 1-1.5” / 2.5-4 cm of negative ease.
US3 (3.25 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or the size required to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle, scrap yarn (peasant heel), stitch markers (1)
MC: 100-245 yds / 91-224 m of DK weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
CC: 37 [43, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 79, 86, 93] yds / 34 [39, 44, 49, 55, 60, 66, 72, 79, 85] m of DK weight yarn
Turtlepurl Yarns – DK Striped Turtle Toes
75% SW Merino 25% Nylon
245 yds (224 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Heel Flap & Gusset Sample: Diamond Dungarees
Peasant Heel Sample: Tickled Pink
Short Row Heel: Trenchcoat
27 stitches by 36 rounds in stockinette = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.
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LOW-VISIBILITY & SCREEN READER FORMATS:
A low-visibility and a screen-reader-accessible version of this pattern are available. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by the read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.
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