This top-down sock in four sizes (XS/S/M/L) is knit in an illusion texture from cuff to toe that is universally appealing and works very well with variegated colorways. Perfect for the sock knitter who likes to stash away a few finished pair for gifting, the pattern works up quickly, makes great TV knitting, and is quite portable as well. A flap heel with short row shaping creates a snug, cushioned cup for the heel, while the leg has a more relaxed fit—great for those with circulation issues. With its simple knit/purl patterning and classic construction, this design is a good choice for new sock knitters.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Suggested Yarns: Yarn Hollow Nantucket, Bare Naked Wools Better Breakfast Fingering, Ghillie Sock, or Stone Soup Fingering, Bad Amy Knits Corriedale/Colonial Sock, Knitcircus Corriedale Sock, String Theory Hand Dyed Yarns Bluestocking, SweetGeorgia Yarns BFL Sock, or any medium twist sock yarn that knits to pattern gauge.
Finished Size: 6(7.5, 9, 10.5) inches in circumference to fit feet measuring up to 7.5(9, 10.5, 12) inches around widest part of foot
350(375, 425, 500) yds
Gauge: 32 sts and 42 rows = 4 inches in stockinette (knit flat; unblocked)
DPNs size 1US (2.25 mm), or size to obtain correct gaug