There’s so much to be excited about with Keya’s worsted weight sock pattern. You’ll learn the Magic Loop method for two-at-a-time knitting (i.e. you can knit both socks at the same time – a great way for socks to match when using striping or gradient yarns); but she also explains how you can knit each sock separately. It’s designed to use the afterthought wedge heel method but, you can substitute your favorite afterthought heel or another heel method. And, it uses the figure-8 cast-on method.
Keya used Malabrigo Rios in Deep Sea Dash and Knit Picks WOTA in Calypso Heather. You’ll need at least 210 yards (100g) of the main color and at least 55 yards for the toes, heels and cuff of a worsted weight yarn. Your swatch should produce a gauge of 7 stitches by 9 rows producing 1 inch in stocking stitch.
To complete this knitted sock pattern, you’ll need: 2.75mm circular needles (Keya recommends using them with a 47″ cable), 1 locking marker, a yarn needle and waste yarn.
The pattern comes with instructions for making 4 sizes of socks – small (7-8″ circumference), medium (8-9″), large (9-10″) and extra-large (10-11″).