The Easiest Knitted Socks Ever DIY

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Hi friends!

Have you ever wanted to make knitted socks but were a little scared of the process? Well, then I have some really interesting stuff for you today. Imagine there is a way how to knit socks using straight needles only and all you have to be able to do is to just knit and purl.

Doesn’t it sound great?


the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

It definitely did sound gorgeous to me once our teacher taught us how to make these when I was about 12 years old. It’s actually a funny story – that teacher only arrived once to substitute for our ‘real’ teacher who was sick that day. She came, showed us how to make these socks and left. Boom! Just like that. I have to admit that it was probably the most remarkable and enriching class in my whole course of education, college included. 🙂 (Thank you, dear teacher, I will never forget you!)


the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Ever since I learned how to make these simple socks, I have made many a pair. And I mean – MANY! I was quite obsessed with them for some time and kept filling the drawers of my family members and friends until completely full.

And now I think the time is right to share with you. I think you might need a pair or two of your own.

Here are all the details…


the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

The socks in this tutorial were made to fit my feet, which are size 40 – Europe / 6.5 – UK / 9 – US.

To make the socks I used worsted weight yarn in pink and yellow color.

I have used about 3.5 oz (100 grams) of main yarn and a small amount (not more than 1 3/4 oz – 50 grams) of yellow yarn.

I also used 5 mm (US – 8, UK – 6) knitting needles, scissors and a darning needle.


the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

And here’s the secret!

All you basically need to do is to create this shape. Easy, right?

You then sew it together in two steps and that’s it.


the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

And here you can see all the parts explained.


This picture is also useful if you plan to adjust the size of the sock to a different foot size – the main parts that need to be measured prior to making the sock are the cuff width, the back leg part and the sole part (from the narrowest point of the heel to the narrowest point of the toe). After you knit the toe part, the rest is just the sum of sole and back leg rows.

For example, in my pattern the ‘back part of leg’ has 30 rows and the ‘sole’ part has 42 rows. After I knitted the toe part, I continued with 72 rows (30 + 42) to form the ‘instep and the front part of leg’.

Also, when knitting other sizes, make the narrowest rows of the heel and toe part 4 stitches wide.

(for foot size 40 – Europe / 6.5 – UK / 9 – US)

cast on 24 stitches

Back Part Of Cuff
Rows 1 – 4: k1, p1 [stitch count: 24]

Back Part Of Leg
change colors (optional)
Row 5: knit all [24]
Row 6: purl all [24]
Rows 7 – 34: keep alternating Row 5 and Row 6 [24]

change colors (optional)

(EDIT: To make the sewing easier in the end, in the heel (and toe) rows where decreasing is involved, I recommend joining two first/two last stitches. So, for example, in Row 35, you: knit 2 together, knit 20 following stitches and knit 2 together. In the heel (and toe) rows where increasing is involved, I recommend increasing in the first/last stitch. That way no larger holes will appear and the finishing sewn seems will be neater.)

Row 35: k1, knit 2 together, knit 18 following stitches, knit 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [22]
Row 36: p1, purl 2 together, purl 16 following stitches, purl 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [20]
Row 37: k1, knit 2 together, knit 14 following stitches, knit 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [18]
Row 38: p1, purl 2 together, purl 12 following stitches, purl 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [16]
Row 39: k1, knit 2 together, knit 10 following stitches, knit 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [14]
Row 40: p1, purl 2 together, purl 8 following stitches, purl 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [12]
Row 41: k1, knit 2 together, knit 6 following stitches, knit 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [10]
Row 42: p1, purl 2 together, purl 4 following stitches, purl 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [8]
Row 43: k1, knit 2 together, knit 2 following stitches, knit 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [6]
Row 44: p1, purl 2 together, purl 2 together, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [4]

Row 45: k1, make/increase 1 – knit it (I like to lift the yarn lying between the stitch just worked and the next stitch and place it on the left hand needle, then knit (or purl) into the back of this loop), knit 2 following stitches, increase 1 – knit it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [6]
Row 46: p1, increase 1 – purl it, purl 4 following stitches, increase 1 – purl it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [8]
Row 47: k1, increase 1 – knit it, knit 6 following stitches, increase 1 – knit it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [10]
Row 48: p1, increase 1 – purl it, purl 8 following stitches, increase 1 – purl it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [12]
Row 49: k1, increase 1 – knit it, knit 10 following stitches, increase 1 – knit it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [14]
Row 50: p1, increase 1 – purl it, purl 12 following stitches, increase 1 – purl it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [16]
Row 51: k1, increase 1 – knit it, knit 14 following stitches, increase 1 – knit it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [18]
Row 52: p1, increase 1 – purl it, purl 16 following stitches, increase 1 – purl it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [20]
Row 53: k1, increase 1 – knit it, knit 18 following stitches, increase 1 – knit it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [22]
Row 54: p1, increase 1 – purl it, purl 20 following stitches, increase 1 – purl it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [24]

change colors (optional)
Row 55: knit all [24]
Row 56: purl all [24]
Rows 57 – 96: keep alternating Row 55 and Row 56 [24]

change colors (optional)
Rows 97 – 116: repeat Rows 35 – 54

Instep + Front Part Of Leg
change colors (optional)
Row 117: knit all [24]
Row 118: purl all [24]
Rows 119 – 188: keep alternating Row 117 and Row 118 [24]

Front Part Of Cuff
change colors (optional)
Rows 189 – 193: k1, p1 [24]
Row 194: cast off making k1, p1 [24]


the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Assembling The Sock
Assembling the sock is really easy. It consists of 2 steps.

Step 1: Using a piece of yarn and your darning needle, fold the heel at its narrowest part (Row 44) and sew it together on both sides.

To sew my knitting, I like to use an invisible mattress stitch.


the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Just like this.


the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

A closer look.


the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

And here’s a side view of the sewn heel.

the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Step 2: Fold the toe at its narrowest part (Row 106) and sew together both sides of the sock, starting at the toe and ending at the cuff.


the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Finally, weave in all the tail ends on the wrong side.


the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

Wasn’t that easy?

I wish you a lot of fun with this project!

With lots of love,


… and here’s a little recap
the easiest knitted socks ever diy tutorial and pattern

138 thoughts on “The Easiest Knitted Socks Ever DIY

  1. 1
    sandra parker says:

    i have lotz of #2 yarn. how would you adjust the sock pattern for the smaller yarn. maybe double or trible the strands used? such a unique pattern. have always been afraid of socks. thanks for your help 🙂

    • 1.1
      zoomyummy says:

      Hello Sandra! Glad you like it. For thinner yarn I would cast on more stitches – so that it wraps around the back of your leg nicely. Hope this helps. Happy knitting. Petra 🙂

    • 1.2
      Amy Fraim Tucker says:

      I adjusted the pattern for a men’s size 10 when starting the heel decrease it narrows down to 4 in pattern but in my pattern size it is 11 do I keep adding rows until it narrows to 4?

  2. 2
    Vicky c says:

    Hi, I would also like to knit this in smaller yarn, I have leftover DK yarn that would look nice for socks. Do you have a gauge for th pattern so I would have a better idea on how to adjust the number of stitches and to ensure the length is good?

    • 2.1
      margaret sebert says:

      I believe I may have an answer for the smaller gauge question. I was wondering about that myself because I love the concept of these socks. Work up a swatch to figure your gauge. Measure the ball of your foot or anyone else. Multiple that measurement by .88 for a negative 12% ease. This will tell you how many to cast on.

    • 2.2
      zoomyummy says:

      Hi Vicky! I will have a look and let you know asap. Petra 🙂

    • 2.3
      zoomyummy says:

      Hi again Vicky! I checked it and my gauge was: 18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches. Hope this helps. Petra 🙂

  3. 3
    margaret sebert says:

    Oops, you need to divide the number of cast on stitches by half. Oh, and if you’re wondering how many stitches for that narrow area at toe and heel, divide the number of cast on stitches by 3. Round up or down just make sure to have the other 2 parts the same separated by the 1/3. That’s the narrow area.

    • 3.1
      Tay says:

      Ah that makes sense! I made them with 24 stitches across and they’re enormous!!

    • 3.2
      Ann says:

      Hello Petra and Margaret:
      I have just knitted to pairs of socks on two needles and ended up with the heel going one way etc and etc. Now i am scared to start another pair and wondering if I may impose on you to e-mail me the exact number of stitches required for a man’s size 10 shoe here in Canada.

  4. 4
    ellcee says:

    Thanks for sharing this pattern! I have a question about the instep + front part of the leg: in the section on how to adjust the size, you mention that you used 30+42=72 rows, but in the pattern you have 74 rows (117 to 190). Is there a reason for the 2 extra rows in the pattern? Thanks again!

  5. 5
    Bebők Ilona says:

    Very thenk you!!!

  6. 6
    sherry says:

    What kind of worsted do you use?

  7. 7
    Rachelle Henley says:

    I would like very much to print the pattern of the easiest knitted sock ever DIY.
    Please help me…
    Thank you

    • 7.1
      zoomyummy says:

      Hello Rachelle! You can find a small green icon called “Print Friendly” right under the post. It will allow you to print the post (you can even click on the parts you do not want to print and they will be deleted). Happy knitting! Petra 🙂

  8. 8
    Donna says:

    I use sock weight yarn and a cast on of 32 stitches seems to work fine 7-8 size.

  9. 9
    qwertywerty1 says:

    I’ve never knit socks before but this pattern has pushed me over the edge, and Thanks to zoomyummy and the Q & A’s from other posters …I’m gonna give it try!
    Thanks again for your time and effort in giving this pattern to all of us.

  10. 10
    Betty from Australia says:

    Thanks for sharing this easy sock pattern I can remember a great Aunt making these .
    Question if using sock weigh yarn do you change the size of the needles down a size .

    • 10.1
      zoomyummy says:

      Hello Betty! Glad you like them! When using sock weight yarn, I recommend using the needles that are suitable for your yarn. To adjust the pattern, just change the number of stitches you will be casting on – this will need some testing, there will have to be more of them than in my pattern. I hope this helps. Happy knitting! Petra 🙂

  11. 11
    Betty from Australia says:

    Thanks will have a go and let you know . Going to hospital so will be able to have the time to work it out . This pattern is so easy to follow I am sure I will be able to get it right .????

  12. 12
    lisa says:

    Thank you so much i have wanted to make socks for ages xx

  13. 13
    Cindy says:

    i want to make some for my husband. But he has big feet. (11mens) do I use bigger yarn?

  14. 14
    Isabelle says:

    Could there be something wrong with the pattern at the two parts where you have to increase? Because my icreases look and feel wrong only on one side, and somehow I feel it could be because of always slipping the last stich as if to purl…

  15. 15
    Claire says:

    Has anyone made a larger size that is willing to share their numbers? 🙂

  16. 16

    Loved this step by step tutorial! Shared it with the social networks I belong to. Thank you for giving this information for free! It will help a lot of beginners like me learn to knit socks. You rock!

  17. 17
    Tammy says:

    Found a conversion chart here:
    *scroll down and you will see it – hope this helps

    • 17.1
      Tammy says:

      if it gives you an url error – scroll down on that page and click on – I18nGuy’s other pages – you will see the conversion chart link as the last one listed at the bottom. Forgive me for the confusion.

  18. 18
    Linda says:

    Thank you for sharing this awesome patern!!
    I always fail in making socks but not anymore 😀 you really made my day. Much love from the Netherlands

  19. 19
    aerynesun says:


    Double félicitations , votre modèle de chaussette est original et votre couture est totalement invisible .

  20. 20
    Ery says:

    Thank you so much for the lovely share. I know a few technique of knitting socks but this one is my first encounter to such, definitely easy socks DIY ever!
    I would like to ask your permission to allow me using this technique to use in my knitting class. Really appreciate it!

    Happy knitting <3

  21. 21
    hennaut mainil says:

    Super félicitations je pourrait faire partie de votre groupe vous pourriez m envoyer les explications en français merci bonne journée

  22. 22
    Amy P says:

    This post makes me want to learn to knit! Since I’m new at this… I wanted to verify what I think you said in a previous comment (because I have the wrong size needles and don’t want to buy a new set until I know I will get into it). So the width of the strip should be 4 inches, right? So how ever many knit & purls I need across to make it 4 inches wide, right? Thanks a million!!!

  23. 23
    Majupodi says:

    Waouuuu i’m looking for this pattern for a long time
    thanks à lot i’m going to try this this day 😉
    Sorry for my english because i’m a french girl in love with your socks….

  24. 24
    Sheridan Skye says:

    Hi, this is such a great pattern! I’m new to knitting and I’ve been wanting to make socks but lots of the other patterns are confusing. This one is perfect, thanks so much for sharing! But I am wondering can I use a slightly bigger size yarn and if so would the pattern still work if the top of the sock measures 4 inches? Is that what it’s suppose to be?

  25. 25
    Les Fils de Ju says:

    I translate your model for my own use , would you put at the disposal of people who visit your blog? Best regards

  26. 26
    Tia says:

    I need help on how to do the heel.. Thank you

  27. 27
    Tanisha says:

    Hi! Wondering when you change colours to create the strips?? 🙂 Thanks

  28. 28
    Bethany says:

    Thanks so much for this! This is the pattern I have always wished existed, so I’m excited. 🙂 I’ve almost finished my first sock! One question, though–when I sew up the seams using mattress stitch, I get a fairly big ridge on the inside. It looks like that won’t be comfortable to wear. So, I am wondering if I am doing it wrong, or if there is another technique that I can use that will be smoother inside the sock. Thanks again!

    • 28.1
      zoomyummy says:

      Hi Bethany! I am very glad you like the pattern. Yes, there will be a ridge, its size will depend on how ‘deep’ into the sock your mattress stitch will go; if you only work on the very edge it won’t really be that big. Actually, I was wondering about the same thing as you are now – whether the ridge will be comfortable – when I was making my socks, but in the end I did not feel it at all. Happy knitting to you!! Petra 🙂

    • 28.2
      Leslie says:

      Usually when socks are knitted in the round and cuff down, they are open at the toe and the hole is sewn together with the Kitchener Stitch, which does not create a seam and is invisible.

  29. 29
    Carol says:

    Help! I cannot print the pattern out. So sorry but cannot find the “Printer Friendly icon” anywhere. Thank you.

  30. 30
    Purpinth says:

    This is just what I have been looking for, thank you Petra, I can’t wait to cast on!

  31. 31
    helen says:

    Hi, just found your pattern on the net and looks really interesting. I would like to give it a go and see if I could manage to knit these lovely socks. Is worsted weight classed as Aran weight as we call it in England?

  32. 32
    martha says:

    Thank you SO much for this beautiful pattern!
    Your instructions are so easy to follow-I can’t wait to try!

  33. 33
    linda says:

    Hi, is there a vedio on how it shows you how
    to do the increase on the purl side

  34. 34
    Odette says:

    Excellent tutorial! I was going crazy because all of the tutorials I could find on socks were on dpn’s! Definitely would love to see more tutorials like this one

  35. 35
    Ashley says:

    Thank you for this beautiful tutorial!
    I normally crochet. I haven’t knit anything since I was 8…… 18 years ago:0
    Last night I took up knitting again after my daughters favourite knit socks ripped. They were from a lady we loved dearly who passed away last year.
    I was looking for a simple pattern to make her a new pair and your pattern is just lovely.
    Beautiful and simple to follow.
    Thank you!!!!!

    • 35.1

      Thank yo ever so much for this lovely simple pattern of these beautiful socks,im now going to try doing them on my knitting machine,as i think that can be done,as they ar very simple,,cant wait to get started ,Christmas knitting,HO HO,all sorted,,An thank you AGAIN,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,SOCKS , NUM,, I ON MY LIST..

  36. 36
    lora says:

    bravo for your great idea

  37. 37
    Rachel Clark says:

    I was so excited to find this pattern. It looks so simple. When I started the heel I got a lot of holes at the sides where you had to put the yarn to the front and slip the purl stitch. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? I have restarted four times now as it does not look like your example. Thank you for posting this. I really want to knit these. Regards. Rachel, London, UK

  38. 38
    Kathleen Denne says:

    Is this pattern for a size 9 (US) shoe or size 9 sock? Shoe and sock sizes are not the same. A size 9 sock fits size 3-6 shoe size (US). If this is a size 9 sock it will be perfect as we have small feet. I have always wanted to learn to knit socks but have hesitated as all other instructions seem difficult and overwhelming. I am looking forward to trying this pattern. Thank you for sharing this information.

    • 38.1
      ducttapediva says:

      It’s says for foot size 9, that would mean shoe size (nobody measures by sock size)… If you were going to knit a skirt size 14 would you think that was the underwear size or the skirt size ?? Lol
      just kidding 😉

  39. 39
    Deborah Riches says:

    Hi, I really like these socks, thanks for sharing. I am puzzled by one thing though, in the UK we have yarn sizes that are different, is this using DK which is 8 strands, Aran which is 12 strands or chunky which is 16 strands? I often use 5mm needles and chunky.

  40. 40
    Jane says:

    What a great idea! Thank you Petra!

  41. 41
    Debbie Lawson says:

    Hi, thanks so much for this brilliant pattern. I have been using chunky (not too chunky) and size 5mm needles, casting on 20 stitches – that way the knitting is really quick! Also you can easily go off piste and just measure each piece against your foot to fit. Guess what everyone’s getting for Christmas this year! Debbie, London, UK

  42. 42
    Sierra says:

    Any chance you (or anyone) can give me dimensions of all the sections of the flatten sock picture?

  43. 43
    Debbie Lawson says:

    Sierra don’t bother with dimensions. Just knit one, sew it together then work out the rough size by trying it on. It’s really quick to knit and you can just redo it adding or subtracting stitches.

  44. 44
    Rebecca Perry says:

    How do you adjust the size? My daughter and I are size 7.

  45. 45
    Tammy says:

    On the Back Part of Cuff we do rows 1, 2, 3 & 4 in k1, p1 BUT on the Front Part of Cuff we do rows 189, 190, 191, 192 & 193 which is 5 rows instead of four like we did at the beginning. Is this an error or is there an extra row at the end?
    Love the pattern and have been providing updates to family on Facebook who can’t wait to see the finished socks.

    • 45.1
      Katia says:

      Just finished knitting my first sock and was wondering exactly the same thing.
      I ended up casting off on row 193 instead of 194 as it made more sense.
      Thanks for the pattern! Katia, England.

  46. 46
    echatty says:

    In the process of making these and yes, I put it up on my FB. I’ve decided to do short rows for the heel/toe and it seems to be working out. I also have another idea I’m going to try to eliminate the need to sew altogether. Not sure how it will turn out. I may decide to use a crochet hook and slip stitch the seams.

  47. 47
    Peggy says:

    Is there a way to print this pattern out without having to print the pictures and pages of comments?

  48. 48
    Mom2*4 says:

    Has anyone come up with stitch numbers for knitting these socks for a child size? If so could you kindly post? New to knitting socks and unsure of how to alter sizing numbers

    • 48.1
      Anji says:

      Use It will print the article without the comments at end. Print Friendly also gives you the option to print with or without the images.

  49. 49
    Lauren says:

    I think I have the wrong yarn size? my sock came out too big. could you please tell me exactly the kind of yarn? thank you!

    • 49.1
      Tammy K says:

      The pattern says any worsted weight yarn but I had the same problem. They ended up being way to big for my daughter so she wears them as slippers.
      There was no gauge listed so I thought I was doing it right, until I sewed them up. As I tend to knit loose I even used a small size needle than listed.

      • 49.1.1
        Sierra says:

        There is an earlier comment by the blogger she says:
        Aug 19, 2015 “I checked it and my gauge was: 18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches”

  50. 50
    Kim B says:

    Thank you so much always wanted to knit socks but the four needles frightened me. With this pattern I am not afraid to try knitting socks now

  51. 51
    Kim B says:

    Thank you so much always wanted to knit socks but the four needles frightened me.

  52. 52
    Kathy Simkins says:

    Your pattern looks great for a person that is afraid of double point needles. I have some advice for those people. You are afraid of loosing stitches off a double point needle. Yes the first round is scary to do so I cast on all the needed stitches on a long circular needle or a long single point needle and then I transfer the stitches to the required number of double point needles. Once you have the first 2 rows done the tension of the stitches themselves will keep them on the needles. Or you can put a needle point protector on the needles. I would recommend that instead of using a set of 4 double points use a set of 5. Doing this you use 4 needles to hold the working stitches and use the 5th one for knitting. When you are ready to put the work down you will find that 4 working needles will collapse flat and you can roll the work in progress onto the 4 needles and then you can use the 5th one to “pin” the work together. Doing that pin on a diagonal it reminds you that the pin needle is the only one you want to pull out. I have not knit many pairs of socks but pair number 7 is underway and I have not had problems with dropping needles. I do not use point covers at all. Do not fear! The stitches are protected if: 1- you do not have them too loose; 2- you keep them away from the ends of the needles when you put them away. I also slip my work in progress into a little zipper bag meant to hold pencils or makeup. I can leave the skein of yarn outside the bag and zip the sock project and instructions, row counter all inside. DO NOT FEAR the regular sock. I love making toe up socks because I can measure their fit as I work on them!

  53. 53
    KJGagne says:

    Oh my goodness, what a great idea! I was so hoping that someone would come up with the plan/ er pattern. Thanks so much for sharing.

  54. 54
    Frida says:

    Help please 🙂
    I can’t wrap my head around this bit:
    “Row 45: k1, make/increase 1 – knit it (I like to lift the yarn lying between the stitch just worked and the next stitch and place it on the left hand needle, then knit (or purl) into the back of this loop), knit 2 following stitches, increase 1 – knit it, bring yarn to the front and slip last stitch as if to purl [6]”

    The “..make/increse – knit it..” specifically. I know hos to increase, but knitting it afterwards? How? Do I transfer it to the left needle and simply knit the two stitches?


  55. 55
    Anne says:

    That’s the bit am stuck at as well Frida ????

  56. 56
    Raey says:

    Hi Petra. Many thanks for sharing this pattern. I know basic knitting and always wanted to knit house socks but found it too difficult. I’ve now completed one sock already and busy with the next and both my daughter’s have requested a pair as well.

  57. 57
    Kari says:

    If I use a thinner yarn should I also use smaller needles?

  58. 58
    Jane Martin says:

    pse can someone out there tell mee. I have lots of 4ply which i want to use for sox. using two needles how many stitchs do i need to follow this pattern. i have early onset dementia but want to keep going a long as i can. knitting is a life line.

  59. 59
    Amanda Page says:


    I found this pattern and I had originally thought it was a crochet pattern. Turns out I was wrong and it is knitting. I was a little disappointed and was about to click out of the screen, but then I had a question that I hope that you might be able to answer for myself. I have tried to make socks for myself (before I offered to make them for anyone else) and I found them rather hard to make. I had heard that you need all these measurements and such…and to be honest, sometimes it’s really hard to get the measurements from people when they live so far away.

    Anyways, long story short, would this pattern be compatible if I tried to convert it to a crochet pattern? What I mean is, do you think I could follow this pattern and crochet them instead of knit them?

    • 59.1
      Sierra says:

      I’ve tried crocheting socks and they never come out stretchy enough following a crochet pattern. I actually have been following this post because I want to make socks so much I’d thought about learning to knit. I’d suggest finding a crocheting pattern for socks and be sure to use stretchy yarn.

  60. 60
    Olivia says:

    Hi there. I found the toe and heel of this pattern difficult as the slip stitches made it hard to increase and also couldn’t mattress stitch them as there was large gaps between end stitches that had been slipped. Any tips?

  61. 61
    Karen says:

    I keep getting holes when doing increase /decrease..does anyone have a suggestion for what I am doing wrong? Thanks

  62. 62
    Kathy says:

    Hello. For Karen. I found it easier to do normal yarn over increases and knit 2 together or purl 2 together decreases (depending on a knit or purl row). I skipped the “slip as if to purl” wrapping part because i think those are knit in the round directions. It worked out better for me.

  63. 63
    Stefanie says:

    So my first try came out the right length but waaaaay too wide! Still my fav new pattern, thank you for sharing.

    • 63.1
      Kathy says:

      Mine did also, i used lily sugar n cream cotton. Cast on 16 sts. Got a ladies size 9 sock. We are calling it a house sock.

  64. 64
    Mimi says:

    I don’t know who you are but thank you so much. I have hated circular needles for the longest time. And now I can make my socks I have so longed for.

  65. 65
    Lynn says:

    love the pattern. tried it with thinner wool (#2 thickness) and smaller needles (4mm) using the same number of stitches and they fit my granddaughter nicely. She wears a child’s size 13 shoe. She loves hand made socks so this pattern is a blessing. Hope this helps anyone who wants to do child sizes.

  66. 66
    ani says:

    wow, just like so many others I have wanted to try knitting socks for ages so will try this one, thank you so much for giving it to us


  67. 67
    Ashleigh says:

    Can someone please advise me how to adjust the pattern to fit a UK MALE size 8.5.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Juliet says:

    This is so AWESOME! I love house socks! I don’t knit,so got to thi king after seeing your beautiful pattern. What if I could do something similar in a crochet pattern. I think I nailed. I wish there was a way to send you photos. I have finished one & working on the second.ilove how it is so easy to adjust the size. I have small feet(size 7 womens shoe) so finding sock paterns to really fit isn’t easy &most patterns are kinda complex. This is so EASY! Thank you!

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    Lori says:

    Can someone tell me how to adjust this to make a child size 4 sock

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    Staci says:

    Thank you so much. Words cannot describe how excited I am to try this. I only know how to knit scarves but I’m so pumped to try this. Bless you you amazing person. I never even considered this

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    J says:

    Hi Petra, you say in the decrease/increase to knit 2 tog or purl 2 tog, is this for all decreases and increases or just the beginning one?


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    Ann Mckenna says:

    hi there

    can i have some help, i use 4 ply (uk sock yarn) how many stitches shouldi cast on and what size needles would be best, and yarn do you use as we have 4 ply 8ply(dk) aron and chuncky and super chunkey

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    Shirley Turnbo says:

    My first attempt at sock knitting….the increase at row 45, a bit confusing, trying to work through the increase…(holes gaps, some what). Love the simple pattern/straight needles, just wonderful!!!


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    Shirley Turnbo says:

    Working my first ever socks…

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    Pat Fitzgerald says:

    Thanks for this wonderful pattern. Do you have the same for fingering/sock weight yarn? These would be too hot for California weather

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    Hi, I don’t know how to knit very well, but this idea seems nice to try.

    I was wondering why the important questions are ignored over and over again?

    I just cast 24 stitches, and I am preparing to knit 1 sock with which I could prolly drape a mammoth and have room to spare….. just for ‘fun’….

    Why does the example use some mammoth-size?

    But what if I would like to knit some real socks?!

    What if I wanted to knit size 10/10.5, 44 european?!

    How would that change things?

    How would the pattern change with the increases/decreases, would the number of rows change?

    How would that look?

    Isn’t there someone out there who could help us out with some exact information?!


    thnx in advance

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    Katy McLaughlin-Neal says:

    you have me addicted to knitting these

    gee. thanks lol lol lol

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    Kelsey Polo says:

    I tried but seems something is wrong. I don’t know why. Will try more. Hope it works finally.

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    Vanessa says:

    A gauge is much needed

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    Katy says:

    you have me addicted too now!! thank you so much! this is my favorite thing to knit ???

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    Julie Hicks says:

    Hi. I’ve done these socks, and I’ve made short row toe and heels rather than dec/inc. Then you just have to sew up the sides of the sock. Much easier for me. I love doing these socks, they’re so warm in winter.

    For the short rows, just use the short row pattern you’re comfortable with. It works really nicely, at least for me.

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    Jackie says:

    Hello, I would love to make these socks using chunky wool. My brother wants them for Xmas, his foot size is a size 9 uk. Please can you tell me what size needle i use . Thank you

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    Jurzei says:

    I’m almost to the ankle/heel area and just wondering if anyone has noticed or can answer if it will end up fitting nice and snug around the ankle or would it be kind of loose and baggy? Doing my own work sock (red/white/grey) color scheme and getting very excited with the look so far!!

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    Adrianne says:

    What an easy way to knit socks. No hassle with DPNs. I’m almost done with my first sock ever an loving this pattern! Thank you.

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    Jo says:

    I too, want to know what yarn brand you use. It looks so nice and soft!

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    Laura A says:

    Oh, thank you so much for this pattern! I’ve been wanting to learn to knit socks for a while, but I’ve hesitated because all the patterns I’ve seen looked too complicated for me. Now I’m actually excited to give this a try! I would much rather do some mattress stitching that try to figure out how to use a bunch of DPNs. 🙂

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    Alice says:

    What does “k1, p1” mean?? Sorry, I should know.

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    Skye Dixon says:

    Great pattern I’ve made myself like 10 pairs already. I love it. But would someone mind helping me, I would like to make a size 8 UK size for my brother but I don’t understand how to adjust it?

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      Josh says:

      I also need a size around male UK 8. I’m going to experiment and report back if I find a solution.

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        Josh says:

        I experimented with a ribbed cuff as the pattern says at the beginning but used 30 stitches with 5mm needles. I have a size 8 UK male shoe and the cuff seemed to go around the bottom of my leg ok. I’ll come back if I find anything else.

        • Josh says:

          30 stitches on 5mm needles was far too big around the leg for a size 8 UK mens foot. I tried again with 26 stitches on 5mm needles for the cuff, heel and toe and used a thinner yarn on 4mm needles for the rest. It fits much better now. Here were my notes:

          Cuff: 26 stitches on thicker wool

          Back of leg: Add 2 extra rows, so knit until row 36

          Heel: Knit 2 rows as normal instead of reducing the first two, after that, reduce. I did the same again when increasing, so the last 2 rows of increasing I just knit as normal and has 26 stitches. I did this in case it was too tight for me, which I think it might have been

          Sole: Knit 4 extra rows

          Toe: Knit 2 rows as normal at start and end (like the heel). In hindsight, I think you can stick to the tutorial here as the toe is a little loose.

          Insteap: Knit 4 more rows.

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    Skye Dixon says:

    K1 = Knit 1
    P1 = purl 1

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    i have some 4 ply sock knitting wool and wondered how I could adapt the pattern for this yarn?

    Many thanks

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    lori craven says:

    Hi, what would I need to do if I wanted to increase size for a bigger foot or smaller?
    And if I wanted to make a no-show version…

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    Jack G. says:

    AHA! I made the sock, I could not understand the pattern, what I did was to take some soft cotton material, sketch out the pattern, then sew it up on my sewing machine, TADA!! I got a sock, next step, start on the knitting instructions, can’t wait to learn this ‘flat sock’,
    I have wanted to make socks for years now, I didn’t want to do the 4 needle method, nor the circular needles.

    Thanks again…

    Jack G

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      Jack G says:

      I need some help, I started on the heel part, row 35, I get the knit 1, then knit the next 2, ok so far, then I knitted 18 sts, then knit 2 tog, then yf, slp to the right needle, got that turn the work


      then row 36 did p1, then the next 2 p tog then p16, p2 tog yf, slp,
      so far ok, when I turned the work, the yarn was in back, not sure how to knit for row 37

      thanks for helping me

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        Jack says:

        Whoo HA!! I finished 1 sock, still working on the mattress stitch, watched the vid on the mattress stitch, really appreciate how to make this sock..

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    Jack says:

    I couldn’t figure out the mattress stitch, so I did the ‘gonzo stitch’, sort of a mattress stitch on steroids, it worked

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    Cherise says:

    is it possible to adapt this pattern into an over the knee slouchy sock???

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    Jack says:

    I finished my first pair of socks,, not bad, even if I say so, thanks for posting this pattern

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    Breda Walsh says:

    Hi ,i dont seem to be able to find the icon to print the pattern ,thankyou

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    Amy Fraim Tucker says:

    I want to use bulky weight yarn and make a men’s size 10 sock can you help me figure it out?

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