Once again I’ve had a request for my favorite sock pattern. It’s almost impossible to find it on the blog unless you know the name of the pattern . . which is Classic Socks for the Family. I talked about it in this blog post .. which is the post I wrote when I first began knitting socks back in 2006. Can’t believe it’s been that long! Every day I am thankful that Susan sent me that little knitting kit and got me started knitting again. Otherwise, I’d probably still be sitting here saying “I wish I could knit socks!” and I wouldn’t know about The Loopy Ewe and . . I’d have a whole bunch of money that TLE now has and I wouldn’t have 50 buckets of yarn sitting around. So . . thanks again Susan!
The Classic Socks for the Family pattern is a bit difficult to find but I’ve searched Ravelry and found this free pattern that’s very similar.
The only differences are:
- I dislike knitting ribbing so I knit 2 – 2-1/2″ of ribbing and then do the rest in stockinette unless it’s a pattern.
- For the toe, I get down to 6 or 8 or 10 stitches on each needle and do the kitchener stitch. If you aren’t sure how to do the kitchener stitch, google it (as Helen would say). There are videos and written drawings . . it’s real easy once you get the hang of it and it grafts the toe together very nicely without any bulk.
Start now and you’ll have warm socks to wear before winter or you can give socks as gifts to everyone on your Christmas list!