Beginner Sock Knitting Pattern PDF *Full video tutorials provided, ideal for first time sock knitter, 3 adult sizes*


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This pattern is fully supported with linked tutorial videos for every stage of of knitting the socks. Kits for the socks are also available in my Etsy shop.

With the Let the Yarn Shine sock pattern you can learn to knit socks by following a pattern full of detailed instructions, photos and hints and tips PLUS every stage has a supporting video tutorial!

- Have you ever wanted to knit your owns socks but don’t know where to start?
- Would you like to treat your feet to something comfortable and cozy?
- Do you have that one off skein of sock yarn in your stash just waiting for the perfect pattern to show off its colours?
- Do you enjoy a project that combines mindless TV or social knitting but also has parts to keep you interested?
- Do you like a small project you can pop in your bag to knit when the opportunity strikes?

If your answer is YES to any of these questions why not give sock knitting a go!

The Let the Yarn Shine sock pattern has been written for the knitter who is brand new to sock knitting. You will need to be comfortable with working knit and purl stitches and k2tog, ssk and p2tog decreases.

Using the pattern and the programme of supporting video tutorials, we will go through every stage of sock knitting step-by-step. There are also lots of photos and handy hints included in the pattern too.

With this pattern and videos you will learn:

How a top down sock is constructed
How to choose your materials
How to use double pointed needles to knit in the round
How to measure a foot and easily adjust your sock lengths for a perfect fitting sock
How to cast on and divide your stitches over the double pointed needles
How to knit a slip stitch heel flap
How to create a gusset for a snug and comfortable fitting sock
How to shape the toes
How to work Kitchener Stitch to finish your socks
How to block your socks for a smooth and professional finish

Working with double pointed needles and starting at the cuff this pattern will guide you through each stage of sock knitting step-by-step with full video tutorials. The pattern has 3 sizes, although these are easily customisable and details are given on how to adjust for a perfect fitting sock.

As the pattern name suggests - these socks are ideal for showcasing a colourful skein of fingering weight / 4 ply yarn!

Sizes and Measurements

Hand knit socks are designed to be slightly smaller than the foot length to give a small amount of negative ease. This means that they will hug the foot and leg and stay in place.

The sizes given in this pattern are for adult sizes in small, medium and large. Full details of the measurements and how to adjust for the perfect fitting sock are given in the pattern.

Materials Used

When choosing the yarn for your socks I recommend looking for a yarn with nylon content or a high twist as this adds extra durability and strength.

• 1 x 3.5oz / 100g, 440 yd / 400m skein of Under the Olive Tree merino / nylon blend 4ply yarn. The yarn used in the pattern is the Lavender Fields (75% superwash merino / 25% nylon)
• 1 set of 2.5mm double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• 1 stitch marker
• 1 Tapestry Needle

Gauge - 32 stitches and 44 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit prior to publication.

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5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

excellent first sock pattern! tons of videos that guide you all the way through. my first sock was kinda ugly as I kept losing count, but my second sock was much more beautiful! thank you for all the work you put into this pattern.

Rachelle Bassen 11 Apr, 2022

5 out of 5 stars

I have always been too scared to knit socks but had some fingering yarn and decided to give it a go. This was an excellent pattern and I loved that the videos were clickable links so I didn’t have to copy and paste it into a browser. I love that this project didn’t involve tons of counting stitches and was a nice small project to take on the go. It took me two weeks knitting off and on and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I may even try some of their other sock patterns. I love my little socks so much!

Stephanie Martin 08 Jan, 2023

5 out of 5 stars

I love this pattern! The pattern was available immediately after purchase, and the download was very easy. Having never attempted a sock before, this “Let the Yarn Shine” pattern was perfect. I printed off the PDF to follow as you would a conventional pattern... but the great thing about this one is that when I got to a tricky / unfamiliar sock-y bit (turning the heel, and using Kitchener stitch to join the toe seam) I could go back to my online version of the pattern and click a link to a YouTube video that showed me exactly how to do it: fantastic! I’ve now finished my first sock and am enthusiastically working through the second one. Can’t wait to wear and show them off to everyone...

Katherine Brown 16 Feb, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

very good pattern! i am learning to make socks and this pattern is very helpful. the only things that weren't there that would have made it easier to follow would be more clarity about whether a number refers to the size in length or in width, for if someone is for example a medium in width but a large in length, so it's easier to make socks sized that way, and instructions on how to adjust for thinner yarn on smaller needles. to be clear, the pattern is great as is! i really like the reinforced heel flap. (thanks for answering my question about the length of the heel flap!)

Wesley Cox 28 Aug, 2022

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