Knitting patterns for socks knit with flat or sideways with 2 needles. Most patterns are free.
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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
Two Needle Socks
Garter stitch socks knit flat and seamed. Video tutorial included. Designed by Katerina Mushyn. Available in English and Russian.
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.
More Free Patterns
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
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.