This is my basic vanilla sock recipe that I go to when I want to knit a cuff-down sock in the round. It includes instructions for a 2×2 ribbing on the cuff, a slip stitch heel flap and gusset, and a wedge toe. Feel free to substitute your favorite cuff, heel, and toe, if you’d like!
The pattern is written for the magic loop method, however, it can be easily modified if you choose to use double-pointed needles or 9” circulars.
Note that the number of rounds on the cuff, leg, and foot are entirely personal preference and should be adjusted to your fit and liking.
Small (medium, large)
8-9” (9-10”, 10-11”)
Based on foot circumference, measurement taken around the ball of the foot.
Skill Level: Beginner
Gauge: Gauge is personal preference and does not need to be exact. It is listed just for reference.
Materials & Supplies Needed:
- US1.5 (2.5mm) 32-40” circular needles OR a set of US1.5 DPNs OR a US1.5 9” circular needle, whatever you’d prefer
- Darning/tapestry needle
- Stitch markers
- 100 grams of a fingering weight sock yarn
Yarn Used in Samples:
Hawari Bazaar, Nova “Leaf Jumper”
75/25 Superwash Merino & Nylon
463 yards / 100 grams – 4 ply
Lofty Loops Yarns, Lofty Sock “Farplane”
80/20 Superwash Merino & Nylon
400 yards / 100 grams – 2 ply
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