Who Doesn't love socks?!
Mom, dad, brother, sister, the dog...who doesn't love warm feet? (or, for the dog, the smell of!)
But the $2 pack white stockings from Wal-Mart just can't beat the feeling of wearing luxurious handmade socks.
As Christmas-making season begins. We want to enable you (and remember!) to make something for yourself. Whether you've made 20 pairs of socks, or dream to cast-on just one, there is a great project for everyone to enjoy. And I promise you - putting that first hand-made sock on is worth it.
So, let's get to it!
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My Own Vanilla Sock Recipe
Once I tried different sock techniques, I realized that I had my own little recipe that I liked that came from all of these different sock patterns. Today, I'm sharing that recipe with you!
** Please note, that this is not a true pattern but more of a guide. I have included instructional videos to help you as well!
Here are the directions to my own Vanilla Sock Recipe:
Materials needed: Size US 1 circular needles
Fingering Weight Yarn, at least 400 yds
This is known as a "cuff-down" pattern, where you will first work the cuff, and work the sock down to the toe. Using size US 1 circular needles, Cast on 64 stitches (If using magic loop method, distribute 32 stitches on each side of the needle. Join yarn to work in the round.
*(K1, P1)* until all 64 stitches have been worked. This is also known as a 1x1 ribbing.
Continue for 20 rows.
Knit all stitches until piece (including the ribbing section) measures 6".
Once your whole piece is 6", now it is time to work the heel.
The heel I use is known as the Garter Tab Heel. It is also used in the Hermione's Everyday Socks Pattern (free on Ravelry). To find the directions of this heel, please click here. (Start at the "heel flap" section. Continue to work and finish the gusset section. Making sure to keep your socks vanilla - no need to purl during the gusset section!)
**Here's a video to help you with the heel flap if you're having trouble! Click here
After the completion of the gusset section, and your stitches are now back to 64 stitches on your needles, knit all stitches until the sock measures to the top of your pinkie toe (don't be afraid to try it on!).
Once your sock reaches the top of your pinkie toe, it is time for the toe decreases!
Decrease your toes
Row 1: *k1, ssk, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1*
Row 2: Knit all stitches
Repeat rows 1-2 until 12 stitches are left on your needle.
Now that you have 12 stitches left on your needle, now it's time to sew up the toe using Kitchener Stitch! Please refer to how to do the Kitchener stitch by following this tutorial: click here
TA-DA! You have a sock! Now repeat this one last time to make your match.