This basic sock, with its vertical heel flap, turned heel, picked up gussets and grafted toe, is the first sock many sock knitters learn. While we love some of the new approaches, we return again and again to this straightforward, comfy basic. Once you understand its simple structure, improvise to your heart’s content.
SIZE: Women's M (up to 10 inch foot)
Fingering-weight version: 350 yards of fingering weight yarn; sport/dk version: 2 skeins of Louet Gems Sport
or approximately 275 yards of an equivalent sport/dk weight yarn
GAUGE: Fingering-weight version: 8 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch; sport/dk version: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch
NEEDLES: Fingering-weight version: US 1 or 1.5 double-pointed needles; sport/dk version: US 3 double-pointed needles
NOTION: Darning needle