EASY EASY sock pattern

Since its getting cold here again i decided to get back into knitting again.

I just finished another scarf and i realise i have enough scarves in the house to stock a warehouse so i thought if do something different.
And since im lacking some socks, i thought i'd knit some.


Does anyone have a beginner sock pattern? Does that even exist?

Thank you.


QueerJoe's picture

I just did a quick google search on easy sock knitting patterns, and this one seems to be a good choice:


If you'd prefer to do something in a worsted weight yarn and have the book "The Knitting Man(ual)" by Kristin Spurkland, she has a very easy to knit hiking sock that will teach you how simple socks are to make.

ffarff's picture

cheers. thanks for that

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Second QueerJoe's suggestion. Easy socks on bigger needles and thicker yarn help you learn the basics without too much expense. Then you can jump in with both feet. (No pun intended.) - Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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scottly's picture

If you've knit in the round before with dpns, any basic ribbed sock pattern is easy. I took a one hour lesson at the LYS on heel flaps and turning the heel, it made life so much easier. Once you understand turning the heel socks are the easiest of knitting.

ffarff's picture

Ive only used normal needles really because every time ive used other ones ive messed it up.
its going to take a bit of learning because i want to some socks!

gardenguy42's picture

This free pattern (email registration required for free pattern access) from Lion Brand yarn is quick and really easy "Men's Grey Socks":


If the link doesn't work then just register and search under the name of the pattern. They have many, many easy and free sock patterns on this website.

They are knitted with worsted weight yarn and size 4 (US) DPNs. They recently corrected a slight error in shaping the heel flap which was a bit of a puzzler the first time I knit these. I can whip out a pair of these in 2 or 3 days and they are warm and sturdy.

I've also made these from Canadian Living magazine (another free pattern) and they are also quick and easy from worsted weight yarn:


Good luck and have fun!

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ffarff's picture

thank you so much for those patterns.

daveballarat's picture

Tell me how you get on. I'm not particularly skilled at knitting yet... so I've put off doing socks... so am currently doing a sweater ... so the pressure is off for a while ...then I will start to think and worry about socks.
I have lots of patterns, just not enough courage to do it yet. This turning the heel thing that people talk about is a worry. I have RickeScott here to turn to for hats, scarves and afghans but I don't think he does socks... am worried cos there is no one else over here... all on my own... so if you master the turning of the heel... let me know ok :)

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ffarff's picture

the heel bit is worrying me too. so much i havent even started a pair of sicks yet!