Are you finally ready to start knitting your first pair of homemade socks? Follow this step-by-step tutorial, full of explanations, photos and tips, especially made for beginners! The 2-colors version will keep you away from boredom and you can definitely change its look by adding a cable, a lace or textured stitch, it will always remain a good basis to express your creativity.
For this pattern/tutorial, I chose to use the magic loop technique to knit in the round, because I thought it would be the easier one to start with, but you can use DPNs if you’re more comfortable with them (just split your stitches over 4 needles instead of 2 in this pattern), or with 2 circular needles.
I also chose to knit this pattern from the toe up, which has the huge advantage to enable to try the sock on as you knit it, to check the fit and adapt if necessary, plus you can use all your skein (or at least be sure to have enough yarn for both of them!).
Every step is illustrated by a step-by-step photo tutorial, all the techniques are precisely described, you will have all the cards in your hand to take up the challenge!
• S-M-L (For a foot circumference of 18-20-23 cm /at the largest part - under the toes) Length is adaptable to your size.
Gauge: • 32 stitches and 44 rows = 10 cm/4’’ in stockinette stitch in the round
Stitches: • Stockinette flat and in the round. • 1:1 rib.
Yarn & Notions: • 1 skein or 300 m / 320 yds of sock yarn, here shown in Countess Ablaze Lady Katherine Sock (85% wool, 25% nylon) in the Grey Manchester Skies colorway for main color and 40 m / 22 yds in contrasting color, here shown in The Uncommon Thread - Uncommon Everyday (100% merino) in the Duck Egg colorway (you can also work with a unique color, 1 skein is enough). • Circular needles to get gauge (suggested size: 2.5 mm/US#11/2). • Tapestry needle.