NO swatch, ANY stitch count, ANY yarn sock pattern.
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Have you ever wondered how many stitches should you cast on for a pair of socks or when should you start heel for your toe-up sock?
Wonder no more because with the help of this sock pattern, you can make a pair of perfectly fitting vanilla socks of any size and with almost any yarn. No swatching required!
The socks you knit with this pattern are worked toe-up. I have also published interactive patterns for cuff-down socks but in that case, you need to swatch and calculate how many stitches you need to cast on.
It’s possible because I’ve made a collection of interactive patterns that will do the math for you. The pattern is written for the magic loop method (the sock is knitted with a long circular needle) but you can easily adjust it for the double pointed needles as well or if you don’t like magic looping you can use flexi flip needles.
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Contents of the pattern
1. Planning THE PATTERN BEGINS HERE (CLICK): In the planning article I explain how to measure your foot (or how to estimate the measurements based on shoe size) and then decide what size socks you should make. I also provide help with yarn and needle size selection. If you are a seasoned sock knitter you can skip this article and go directly to selecting the toe pattern.
2. Casting on & making the toe: Select one of the four toe patterns provided and cast on your socks.
3. Making the heel: Work the foot of your sock and select one of the four different heel patterns (afterthougt, short row, flap & gusset or reinforced heel). All of the heel patterns come with a placement calculator.
4. Bind-off: How to bind-off your toe-up sock so that the bind-off edge won’t end up being too tight or loose.
5. Finishing: After putting hours of hard work for your socks a few tips how to make them look and feel even better.
Join me for a knitalong!
Knitalong or KAL is a dedicated period of time where you can connect with your fellow crafters. Since you are all knitting from the same patterns you can support each other as well as share ideas and for instance your favorite yarns.
About this KAL: I’ve heard that dreams have a tendency to come true if you say them aloud so I’m going to share my silly dream with you: I’m dreaming that this pattern would be the most popular sock pattern on Ravelry. So please join me for a knitalong and lets see if we can make this silly dream of mine to come true. There’s a lot of pairs to be knit since the sock pattern with most projects is the Hermione’s Everyday Socks and as I’m writing this text on Jan 21st 2021 it has 32 700 projects on Ravelry. So make someone happy and knit a pair or three of socks for them and join me for a knitalong. That someone can be also you 🙂
Amount of projects we are currently having:
Duration: Friday 1st January 2021 – Friday 31st December 2021
Which projects can I enter: Any project knitted from this pattern that you have started during the year 2021. Double-dipping into other KALs is allowed!
How do I enter: There are two ways you can enter. Either upload a photo of your finished object (FO) to a dedicated Ravelry thread or use #knitgrammer2021 in the caption of your Instagram post. Make sure that your Instagram profile is public or otherwise I won’t be able to see your post. You can also do both if you want to! If neither of these platforms is accessible to you you can enter by sending me an email with a photo of the FO. See my contact information here.
Posting photos of unfinished objects is allowed to Instagram and to a Ravelry thread dedicated to chatter.
Ravelry is a knitting related website with a lot of patterns and a wonderful knitting community. To use it you need to sign up but it is completely free.
Prizes: I will be drawing prizes such as gift cards and Ravelry patterns of your choice (by any designer) several times during the knitalong. Every entry that is uploaded before the draw is included so a photo you upload in January might be picked as a winner in a different month. The prizes will be drawn from both Ravelry threads and from Instagram. However, only finished objects are eligible to participate in the main prize draw in January 2022. The main prize will be a gift card to some online store related to knitting (gift card will be delivered by email).
Where to find help?
The easiest way to reach me is to join my Ravelry group and ask for help on the chatter thread. You can also send me an email or a message in Ravelry or on Instagram.
However, I’m not online all the time so I recommend you to join Ravelry and go to their Techniques board. There’s almost always some kind fellow crafter to help you. There’s also great groups on Facebook where you can ask for help such as the Strictly sock knitting group.