Wednesday, July 06, 2011
New & Improved Training Sock Pattern: Top-Down, for DPNs & Magic Loop/2 Circulars
Long ago, I published an article on Knitty, designed to be an introduction to the whys and wherefores of Sock Knitting.
In the article, I included my Training Sock pattern.
I've been using this pattern for years, as a quick and easy way to learn about sock knitting. It's designed to be a one-evening knit, and takes you through the entire process of knitting a top-down sock, without driving yourself mad with teeny-tiny needles and teeny-tiny yarn.
The pattern itself hasn't changed, but I've updated the instructions recently. In particular, I'm becoming fairly insistent of late that sock patterns should be written to support whichever needle configuration the knitter prefers: dpns, magic loop or two circulars.
With that in mind, I've got two versions of the new and improved Top-Down Training Sock Pattern, one for DPNs and one for Magic Loop and 2 circulars. PDFs available for free download from Ravelry. If you want to learn how to knit a top-down sock, start there!
DPNs version: download now.
Magic Loop version: download now.
(Toe-up Training Sock Pattern to follow.)