Basic Socks Pattern
Every knitter needs a basic sock pattern that they can count on time and time again. This pattern from Churchmouse Yarns is a perfect straightforward and comfy classic sock pattern. Once you understand its simple structure, improvise to your heart’s content. Pattern includes instructions for both fingering weight and worsted weight yarns.
While socks can be knit in any yarn that will accommodate the necessary gauge, consider how you plan on wearing these socks as you choose your yarn. For comfy, wear-inside-the-house socks, look for a yarn that is soft and that has some animal fiber for warmth. If you're looking to knit a pair that will be sturdy and long-lasting, consider yarns that are specifically designed for sock knitting. These yarns often have a tighter twist which knits up a strong fabric that resists pilling.
Medium adult: medium width; up to 10"/25cm foot
Fingering weight version:
About 350 yds/320m of a fingering-weight yarn
Set of 4 double-point needles, US 1 (2.25mm) or 1 1⁄2 (2.5mm)
Gauge: Approx. 32 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch
About 275 yds/251m of a dk- or sport-weight yarn
Set of 4 double-point needles, US 3(3.25mm)
Gauge: Approx. 24 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch