Free knitting patterns for socks knit flat or sideways with 2 needles (straight or circulars). Most patterns are free. Updated 6/5/23
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Sox on 2 Stix
Easy socks with cabled leg knit flat on two straight needles with short row heel and short row toe. There are some picking up stitches and a provisional cast-on. DK / Sport weight yarn. Designed by Elizabeth Allen for Knitty.
Socks Knit Flat
Flat sock from the cuff down to the toe, with a German short row heel. The sock is then folded in half lengthwise and seamed using mattress stitch. PDF pattern with step by step video tutorial. 3 sizes. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Knitting House Square.
Two-Needle Flat Socks
Socks or slippers knitted flat on two needles with garter stitch foot and ribbed cuff, then seamed. Designer says it is suitable for beginners. DK weight yarn. Designed by Annanitato Lolo of Crazy Hands. Video tutorial included with pattern.
Basic Flat Sock
Flat sock knit on 2 needles with a gusset heel and basic toe, then seamed. Sizes Child M (Child L/W Sm, W Med, W Lrg/M Sm, M Med, M Lrg). Fingering weight yarn. From the Dummies web site. The written instructions seem pretty clear but I think more pictures would help.
"Easiest Knitted Socks Ever"
Socks knit flat on two needles. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Petra of Zoom Yummy who claimed at the time that they were the easiest socks.
Ribbed Flat Socks
Ribbed tube socks knitted flat on two straight needles or one circular needle. Designer says it is suitable for beginners. Uses one skein 104 - 109 yards (95 - 100 m) of Aran weight yarn. Designed by Annanitato Lolo of Crazy Hands. Video tutorial included with pattern. Web versions is free
Whims Easy Flat Knit Socks
These ankle socks with cable detail are knit flat back and forth on 2 straight needles and seamed. Designer says these are great first socks. DK weight yarn. Designed by Briana K Designs. Web version is free. PDF available for purchase.
This pattern is worked on 2 needles from the top down to the toe and is joined by a seam up the back of the sock. DK weight yarn. Designed by Jeni Ahern.
Two color socks knitted flat on straight needles and seamed. Sizes Women’s Small (Women’s Medium, Women’s Large/Men’s Medium, Men’s Large). Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho. Pictured project by designer and chloekb
Inside Out With a Twist
These socks are knit flat on 2 straight needles with a pretty mock cable detail. Socks are seamed with a crochet hook to create a smoother seam. Fingering weight yarn. 3 sizes. Designed by Cartucha Knits.
More Free Patterns
Twist of Nature
Super comfy ribbed sock with an intriguing twisted cable stitch designed to be knitted flat on straight needles and seamed with a crochet hook Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Alice Curtis.
The Two'a Ewes
The Two'a Ewes socks are knit flat on 2 straight needles and seamed with two versions, one a folded cuff and the other an upright cuff in an easy, pretty lace pattern. DK weight yarn. Designed by Alice Curtis.
Two Needle Socks
Garter stitch socks knit flat and seamed. Video tutorial included. Designed by Katerina Mushyn. Available in English and Russian.
Two Needle Socks
These socks are knit flat back and forth on straight needles and seamed. Many knitters said these were their first socks. Sizes Size: Ladies Small (Medium, Large) Fingering weight yarn. Pictured projects by LaLaLaClaire and omnicrafter
These socks are knit flat back and forth on straight needles but constructed so they are seamless. The socks feature the the regal Heraldic Pattern from Barbara Walkers Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. Designed by Kathryn Beckerdite for Knitty. Worsted weight yarn.
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Exotic Whirlpool Socks
Bias garter stitch socks constructed by knitting sideways flat with circular needle that creates a swirling design after grafting. Both socks are knitted identically, with joins performed on the “inside” or “outside” of the sock respectively. Designed by Natalia Vasilieva. Available in English and Russian. Pictured projects by annaper and mawie.
Two Needle Viper's Tongue Socks
Socks with cable stitch tops are worked flat on straight needles without any sewing: you can use circular needles but these socks are worked entirely in back and forth rows. Use 2 different yarns or one color. Designed by Louise Robert for Biscotte Yarns. Available in English and French. Pictured projects by designer and Pollie.
Knit flat sideways and shaped with short rows so they "wrap" around the foot to create an interesting design with your self-striping yarn. Designed by Jeny Staiman for Knitty. Pictured projects by designer and djinniya.
Longitudinal Rainbow Socks
These socks are knit lengthwise using a circular needle in a unique construction. They were designed for self-striping yarn with lengthwise stripes without seams to preserve the beauty of the colors. Designed by Nicola Susen. Available in English and German
Patterns for Purchase
Summer Shorties Ankle Socks on 2 Needles
These easy to knit ankle socks are knit flat on two needles. And for good measure you can add a colourful seam to make them stand out. They also feature a 'rib' panel in the middle for extra grip and support around the arch of your foot. Sizes: Adult S(M,L,XL). Sock weight yarn. Designed by QuirkyGooseDesigns
Socks for 2 Needles
Many people would love to knit socks but find it difficult to knit with 4-5 needles so these socks are designed to be knit using two needles. Great for those who knit for charity to as these socks will be finished quickly! 3 sizes. DK or fingering weight yarn. Designed by Tiina Hoddy for PiccolissimoBaby
Beginner Socks on 2 Needles
Looking for a beginner friendly sock pattern that can be knit flat on two needles without added complications? This easy and fun flat knit two needle sock pattern for beginners will help you create a simple adult sock pattern with only 2 needles. Designed by Hanna Gough
Knit Your Socks on Straight: A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles
Book of 20 knitting patterns for socks knit flat on two straight needles using an inventive technique. Designed by Alice Curtis
Spring Joy Socks
Socks with a leaf lace pattern knit flat and seamed using kitchener stitch at the toe and crocheted up the side of the sock to create a comfortable, flat seam. 3 Sizes Designed by Caroline Bragg
Cable Socks on 2 Needles
Socks knit on 2 knitting needles seamlessly. Knitting is started from the front upper and lateral parts of ankle downwards with a cable design, after that we knit the foot, heel and the back part of the ankle. The pattern is provided with written instructions, charts and photos. Designed by KnittingLabShop
Easy Socks on 2 Needles
These easy to knit socks are knitted flat on two needles. Seam with a contrasting yarn for a bit of added fun or matching yarn to hide the seam. A variety of patterns are available for women, men, and children.