Sock Knitting

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!


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    AngieG9 says

    This is so funny and so timely. A friend and I were talking today and we both agreed that we hated the socks that bind on our legs, so we try to find the kind that don’t have elastic at the top. I said something about knitting my own, only I don’t know how, and another lady told me it’s easy to do and I should learn. So now I read this post, and since you talked about across the river in Indiana you must have been living in Owensboro at the time, so I guess it’s time for me to get the itty bitty needles and learn to make socks. And add to my yarn stash. Just when I had decided not to buy more yarn but to buy more fabric. Now fate sticks it’s head in and tells me to knit socks. Okay, I’ll do both. Maybe a sock one day and a quilt block the next. But the Farmer’s Market is open now, so I’ll have to have time for taking care of the veggies I plan on buying. I’m supposed to be retired, I have MS and I’m just plain tired, and now I have all this to do. And I’m lovin’ every minute of it. It’s like spitting in the face of that darn disease and telling it where to go and what to do when it gets there. From the bottom of my heart, I really thank you Judy. You make life fun to live again.

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    Darn you, Judy, I now have two nearly finished socks, two sets of needles and two balls of yarn. I have plans to finish four socks from that. In addition to that I also have the yarn for a pair for frank, and another ball for a pair for myself . I can’t ever decide which colors are better, so I must buy more colors………….does this sound familiar?

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    Donna F says

    I do want to learn how to knit socks. I am a crochet maniac but can’t knit very well at all. I need to figure out the correct size needles I need and pay for an online class and learn. My grandson would have some warm toes this winter if I am lucky!