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REALLY Quick Knit Socks!
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2018 ~ All rights reserved
Socks in photo made with Lion
Brand's WOOLESE yarn, shown on an 11 year old.
are so easy to take along in your purse and make several pairs for
friends, yourself, homeless shelters, soup kitchens!
One Size fits age
6 - adult!
(the ribbing makes them stretch or shrink.)
2- Size 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
Approx. 250 yds of any medium weight (#4)
yarn (I used Woolease) or wool if the recipient can hand wash them.
Linda, likes to make these doing a Knit 1, Purl 1 pattern instead of
k2, p2 pattern. Give that a try too--these socks are so simple
fast to make and you can experiment in any stitch with them which makes
them even more fun!!
- Cast on 36, (40 sts for
men or larger legs) sts (Can be made using circular
needles or double pointed needles -
out evenly on 3 needles)
- Row 1 - ?: Knit 2, purl 2
ending with purl 2. (Or for a tighter fit, do knit 1 and purl 1) (Knit
around and around for multiple needles)
Repeat this row for
length - 15" -18" (22" for men).
- Knit 2 together, purl
repeating across entire row (around for 4 needles). (18 sts left) (17 sts, 19 sts)
- Cut yarn leaving a
to stitch up the seam. Thread a yarn needle and draw yarn through the 16 sts on the needle to form a ring. Before
tightly, thread the yarn through the same sts again to make it
Now pull tightly shut.
- Sew the seam at the
* You can also cast on both socks at the same time using 2 balls of yarn!