Knitting patterns and tutorials for easy and beginner level socks. Patterns are rated easy by the designer and/or Ravelrers. Most patterns are free. Updated 2/20/23
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Easy Prism Socks
Socks with alternating stripes of solid and multi-color yarn with an easy slip stitch pattern. Cuff down heel flap construction. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Jaya Srikrishnan.
Sock Knitting Guide
A series of step by step videos showing you how to knit a sock. This post also includes links to free sock patterns, basic and more intricate. .
My First Socks Pattern and Videos
Step-by-step expert instruction with written pattern and 6 videos by designer Marly Bird to knit easy cuff-down heel-flap socks in women's and men's sizes. Women's sizes 5-12, Men's sizes 6-15 Worsted weight yarn.
No-Heel Spiral Socks
These ingenious tube socks fit any length of foot perfectly - without the need of any heel construction, thanks to the stretchy spiral stitch. The opened up helix or spiral creates natural elasticity that stretches to hug the shape of the foot perfectly. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by La Maison Rililie
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
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Pom Pom Socks Pattern and Video
Step-by-step expert instruction to knit multicolored footie socks with Wendy Bernard. This project is great for learning the basics of sock knitting. You will learn how to expertly turn a heel and shape a gusset, and then you’ll see how to graft the toe stitches together with Kitchener stitch. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug. Pictured projects by the designer and Lisa K who said this was her second pair of socks ever.
More Free Patterns
A 4 row repeat ribbed waffle pattern helps the socks stay up and stretch to fit a variety of sizes. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Cuff down sock with heel flap and short row toe. DK weight yarn. Designed by Sandy Turner. Pictured projects by Avalanche and puselusken.
Rye Light Socks
Easy socks for the whole family with step by step pattern and tutorials aimed at beginning sock knitters. Sizes Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S, M, L). Rated easy by Ravelrers. Cuff down sock with heel flap. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Tin Can Knits for their Learn to Knit series.
Easy 4-Row Repeat Lace Socks
Easy, step-by-step photo and video instructions for cuff-down, heel-flap socks, and understand how a chart works. Rated easy by Ravelrers and the designer. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and chinagirl48/.
A slipped stitch easy honeycomb pattern works equally well with self-striping yarn or 2 contrasting yarns and is comfortable to wear. Cuff-down socks with star toe and heel flap. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Anne Campbell. Pictured projects by Lunitink and katebaloh.
Twisted Breeze Socks With Swirls or Zigzags
Versatile cuff-down sock pattern with lots of options. 2 designs: 6 row repeat left and right swirl for mirrored image or zig zag. 4 sizes: extra small/ small/ medium/ large. 3 different yarn weights can be used: fingering, heavy fingering or sport weight yarn. Fitted arch that makes the sock feel like a hug on your foot and round toe. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Leah Oakley. Pictured projects by the designer and fun9.
Show-off Stranded Socks
Knit with a 4 row repeat version of the bamboo stitch which showcases multi-color yarn. Knit cuff down with a star toe and a type of heel flap construction. Instructions for 3 different gusset patterns are included. Sizes Small / Medium Women's. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Anne Campbell. Fingering weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer and Lorelei.
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.
Getting Started Knitting Socks
From cast-on stitches to binding off, this handbook details the simple steps needed to turn seemingly complicated sock knitting projects into easy and enjoyable activities. Helpful photographs and instructional drawings ensure that even inexperienced knitters will be able to produce high-quality socks and handle more complicated techniques, such as the Kitchener stitch at the toe. Using instructions for five different sizes--from child through adult large--at five different gauges, knitters can produce styles ranging from delicate dress socks to thick and furry slipper socks.
How to Knit Socks: Three Methods Made Easy
Learn how you can make your own basic socks using double-pointed needles, 2 circular needles or 1 long, circular needle. With step-by-step instructions and photo illustrations for all 3 methods, you'll be knitting socks for men, women and kids in no time. Plus, this book gives you 7 sock patterns to practice with, including 3 designs for women, 2 for kids, and 1 for men. 48 all-color pages.
Beginners Guide To Knitting Socks: Learn how to Knit Socks Quick and Easy
With this book you will learn:
- Sock knitting basics such as sizing and knitting test swatches
- How to choose the correct yarns and needles for knitting your socks
- Sock Cast-on techniques, such as, long tail cast on, Eastern/ Turkish cast on
- How to knit socks from the top down
- How to knit sock from the toe up
- How to avoid the dreaded sock knitting gusset hole
- How to knit two socks at once using circular needles
Learn to Knit Socks
Learn how to knit fabulous socks in this informative, online knitting class taught by knitted sock expert, designer and shop owner Lisa Carnahan. Best of all, this knitting class will teach you the three most popular methods of making socks so that you can knit socks with the technique YOU like best! Includes downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content.
I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks
This book makes knitting socks incredibly easy because along with the patterns it includes helpful hints and photos to create an entire wardrobe of footwear in three sizes for women. 8 different designs by Cynthia Guggemos. Extras and General Instructions sections provide useful information on yarn options, different cast-on techniques, choices between double-pointed needles and circular needles, and different types of Heels and Toes.