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easy tube sox

  • Posted on June 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm


i needed a pattern to make socks for this months kal from eat,sleep, knit. i couldn’t find exactly what i was looking for, and the patterns i tried just didn’t seem to work, so after ripping out several attempts at following a few patterns, i just gave up and made my own. here’s what i did if anyone is interested.
since these socks were being made for charity, and i had no way of knowing how big the recipient’s foot would be, i decided to go with a tube sock, rather than putting in a heel that might be in the wrong place.
the socks were knit on two circular needles, size 2.75 mm
they were knit with fingering yarn (blue moon fiber arts bfl fingering in the barbie in space colorway) i was pleasantly surprised at how nicely this color stripes, since i have had back luck with variegated yarn in the past, and usually prefer tone on tone colors instead. however this came out so nicely i am considering getting more to make something for me this time!

now for the pattern
you will need 2- 2.75mm needles
1 larger ball of fingering yarn (mine was 400yds/ 4.5oz)
gauge st/inch
divide your yarn into two equal balls (i used a kitchen scale to divide mine) or knit 1 sock from each end of a center pull ball.
on two circular needles held together cast on 24st for each sock using a magic cast on you will end up with 12 stitches per sock on each needle. video of magic cast on , a printed version or here
from now on i am going to give directions for one sock, and just assume that you will repeat it for the other 🙂
round 1 knit all the way around on the right side.
round 2 knit one, make one, knit till one stitch left on needle, make one, knit one, repeat on other side (30 stitches total/14 per needle)
repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 60 stitches total, 30 on each needle (you can make the socks wider or narrower by working to more or less stitches)
work even for until sock is approximately 12 inches from the beginning. this should go to the lower ankle of an average foot. again feel free to adjust the length here if you know you want them to fit a bigger or smaller foot. if you don’t want to just do stockinette, you can also add any pattern stitch you like starting right after the toe increases, but i thought the stripes of this yarn were pretty enough to leave plain.
switch to 1×1 rib. work at least 3 inches of rib or till you have only a couple of yards left. cast off using a stretchy bind off. i used this one

this should fit an average woman/teen girls foot