If you’ve been a reader here for very long (and thank you if you have, or even if you’re just joining us!) you probably know that I’m a big fan of sock knitting. I know some people don’t like it, and some people are intimdated by it, or just wonder why someone would bother with such a thing, but my knit socks are my favorites and I always wish I had more of them.
Socks are a great project to always have on the needles if you need something to take with you to a doctor’s appointment or anywhere else you might be waiting. A sock doesn’t take up much space in your bag and most of the pattern is usually pretty repetitive and easy once you get the hang of it.
Such is the case in particular with ribbed socks. Adding ribbing across the whole body of the sock also adds a lot of stretch, so they cling to the foot nicely but also fit a wider variety of foot sizes.
If you’ve never knit a sock before, the Tin Can Knits Everyday Socks are a great place to start. This pattern includes sizes ranging from newborn to adult large — seven sizes in all — and includes options for shorties or crew length socks. Not only that, you can also choose your yarn weight, from standard sock yarn for everyday socks you can comfortably wear with shoes to worsted weight boot socks that almost double as slippers for wearing around the house.
The pattern goes into why you might want to use different weights of yarn, and there’s a great detailed blog post that covers all the questions you might have when getting started and knitting the socks.
The Everyday Socks pattern is available on their website and on Ravelry. You can purchase just this pattern or the whole Everyday collection, which includes the socks, a hat, a pullover and a cardigan pattern.
[Photo: Tin Can Knits]
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