Knit a simply-patterned, gender-neutral, pair of top down socks with three different heel shaping options. The flap and gusset heel is a good fit for adults with an average instep. The gusset heel is a good fit for adults with a higher instep. The short row heel is a good fit for adults with a lower instep.
This sock has a rounded wedge toe and is finished with grafting.
This pattern is written in needle neutral terms and can be worked on dpns or circular needles with your favorite small circumference circular knitting method.
If you prefer to knit socks from the toe up, don't miss the toe-up version of the Ready, Set, Go Socks.
Yarn Weight: 1 - Super Fine
Recommended Yarn: Zitron Trekking Sport (shown in colors 1411, 1415, 1406)
Recommended Needle Size: US size 1.5 (2.5 mm) dpns or circular needles
sock foot length - 8 1/2 (9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2) inches
Pattern Length: 9 pages
What to Expect
- basic knit and purl stitches
- repetitive stitch patterns
- small circumference knitting in the round
Construction and Shaping
- flap and gusset heel
- flapless gusset heel
- short row heel
- rounded wedge toe
- Anatomy and Fit Comparison of 3 Top Down Sock Heels
- Alternating Long Tail Cast On for Ribbing
- Pick Up and Knit
- Wrap and Turn for Short Rows
- Unforgettable Kitchener Grafting
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