This classic toe-up design uses only knit and purl stitches to create an interesting spiralling effect, with the socks being mirror images of each other. It was originally designed for my husband who doesn’t like his socks too fussy, but it has enough interest to stop you being bored while you make it. It works well with plain, tonal or self-striping yarns.
The pattern makes the sock very stretchy, and some testers have suggested that it would be ideal for anyone who needed a sock that would stay up without being too tight or clingy.
The pattern is both charted and written and is easily memorised once you’ve started so could easily be knit by a beginner sock knitter.Sizes
- measured around mid-foot
- Small – 7.5”/19cm unstretched, 9”/22.75cm stretched
- Medium – 8”/20.25cm unstretched, 11”/28cm stretched
- Large – 9”/22.75cm unstretched, 13”/34.25cm stretched
The pattern makes the sock very stretchy, and some testers have suggested that it would be ideal for anyone who needed a sock that would stay up without being too tight or clingy.Gauge
32 sts and 44 rounds = 4" (10cm) in stocking stitch in the roundYarn Requirements
100g/400m 4ply/fingering weight sock yarn. Any that gives gauge should be suitable.
Sample was knit in Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label Fingering WeightNeedles and Notions
- 2.5mm (US1.5) circular needles, or dpns
- stitch markers
- tapestry needle for weaving in the ends