Best Worsted Socks - Knitting Pattern PDF
This quick, knit sock pattern uses worsted weight yarn and comes in four adult sizes that can easily be adjusted to accommodate a longer leg height or foot length. So why is this pattern the best sock for worsted weight yarn? Not only is this pattern quick to knit, there is no grafting, no picked up stitches and the bottom of the foot has a simple texture that feels yummy.
This pattern is worked from the leg down with shadow wrapped short row heels and star toes. If you are new to Shadow Wrapped short row heels don't worry. Short row heels are a lot faster and easier than you may think. In addition to the pattern, the download also includes a reference card with a photo tutorial of how to make the necessary twin and triplet stitches required for the short row heels.
The directions for this sock pattern are needle neutral. You can knit with either dpns or circular needles and the magic loop method.
Required Skills: basic knit and purl stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, knitting in the round, short rows
Skill Level: 3 - Intermediate
Yarn Weight: 4 - Medium
Recommended Yarn: any worsted weight acrylic
Recommended Needle Size: US size 6 (4.25 mm) dpns
Finished Measurements: Adult X-Small (Small, Medium, Large)
Foot Circumference = 7 (8, 9, 10) inches
Foot Length = 8 (9, 10, 11) inches
Pattern Length: 3 pages with an additional 2 page short row heel photo tutorial