New to sock knitting? Daunted by mysterious terms like “turning the heel”? Do not fear dear knitter, we have the perfect thing for you.
Talented designer Erssie Major has written a special beginners sock pattern just for p/hop. The pattern uses double knitting weight yarn which makes the socks quicker to knit than conventional 4ply socks, thus helping the beginner sock knitter sail through sock construction without having to spend hours knitting round and round on small needles. The pattern also has clear step by step instructions to take you through your first sock. As well as the pattern Erssie has written a clear overview of sock construction called the The Anatomy of a sock.
If you are familiar with sock knitting these are a super quick knit and make a great last minute gift or treat for yourself.
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Knitting from your stash?
You will need 100g or 272 yards (248 meters) DK Sock Yarn
1 set of 5 double pointed needles size US 6 (4mm), or size of needle you need to match the gauge given
2 stitch markers, 1 wool darning needle
The pattern is written for five sizes of feet: Adult Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large)
Finished cuff circumference approx 7 ¼ (8 ¼, 9, 10, 11) inches or 18.5 (21, 22.75, 25.5, 27.94) cm
22 sts x 30 rows over 4 inches (10 cm) in stockinette (stocking stitch).
I.e. there should be either 5.5 sts per inch (or 2.2 sts per cm if working in metric).