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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.
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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.