Basic Worsted-Weight Toe-Up Sock Pattern

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Published July 11, 2018
Last Updated: July 9, 2020 - Current Version: 3.7
Update notes: Added link to Sl 1 video, specified Sl 1 purlwise, added instep stitch counts after heel turn

Araucania Worsted-Weight Sock

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A free basic worsted weight sock pattern for toe-up socks, knit one– or two-at-a-time, using Magic Loop and the Fleegle heel. This is the pattern I use to teach sock-knitting to first-time sock-knitters, and they always get great results.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: Small/Medium, Medium/Large
  • Finished Measurements: To fit foot circumference: 7(8) inches

Materials

  • Yarn: 180 yds worsted-weight yarn. If working two socks at one time, you’ll need two separate balls of yarn.
  • Needles: 1 pair circular needles, 47" for two-at-a-time, 40-47" for one-at-a-time
  • Needle size: US 7 (4.5 mm) or size required to get gauge (4.5 sts/in)
  • Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle

Gauge

  • 4.5 sts/in in St st

Abbreviations

BOR – Beginning of Round
CO – Cast On
Instep – The half of the sock that goes around the front of the ankle
K2tog – Knit 2 Together
M1L – Make One Left
M1R – Make One Right
P2tog – Purl 2 Together
PM – Place Marker
SSK – Slip, Slip, Knit


Recommended Course: Toe-Up, Two-at-a-Time Socks

Toe-up socks are the hippest and most addictive project in knitting right now, and it's easy to see why.

Knitters love making their socks from the toe-up because they can try on as they go, knit two-at-a-time, and there's no heel flap or picking up stitches.

The ideal project for any intermediate knitter to learn, improve, and enjoy.


Related Blog Post: Everything You Need To Know About The Fleegle Heel

A closeup of the Fleegle HeelBy Liat Gat – Founder / Heels, Socks, Toe-Up Socks / August 24, 2012 / 108 Comments

In December of 2006, a blogger known as Fleegle changed the knitting world when she published a no-holes toe-up heel formula on her blog. Since I discovered the Fleegle Heel, I’ve been making videos showing how to do it, writing patterns that use it, and helping the whole world learn to knit it.

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Related Blog Post: How to Knit Toe-Up Socks

By Liat Gat – Founder / Toe-Up Socks / September 9, 2010 / 12 Comments
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25 thoughts on “Basic Worsted-Weight Toe-Up Sock Pattern”

    1. Candy Franks – KnitFreedom Customer Happiness

      Hello,
      I just talked to Liat and she verified that it is the Fleegle heel.

      Happy knitting,
      Candy

    1. Hi Jackie, to get this free pattern, please sign up for a free account. You can scroll up to the top of this page, under the photos of the sock, to where it says, “All Our Patterns Are Free When You Sign Up For a Free Account.” There, just enter your email address and a password of your choosing. The system will automatically log you in and display a blue button that you can click to download the pattern.

      Please feel free to reply here or email [email protected] if you need any help!

  1. Thank you so much for this pattern! I really appreciate it! I’m so excited about knitting socks, 2 at a time, using worsted weight yarn, and a circular needle!! WHOO HOO!! :)

  2. Have signed in but cannot seem to reach the pattern for beginner, toes up sox with worsted weight. Please help. What am I doing wrong?
    Joanie K.

    1. Hi Laura, I’m so sorry you had difficulty downloading this pattern. I’ve added some blue “download” buttons to this page to make it easier to see where to download the pattern. Can you try clicking one of those? I’ll also send you the pattern via email since you are a KnitFreedom subscriber. Thanks!

    1. Hi Rita, I’m so sorry you had difficulty downloading this pattern. I’ve added some blue “download” buttons to this page to make it easier to see where to download the pattern. Can you try clicking one of those? I’ll also send you the pattern via email since you are a KnitFreedom subscriber. Thanks!

  3. I am signed in and cannot get this pattern the complete pattern. Please ema8l the pattern to me

    1. Hi Patricia,
      I’m so sorry you had difficulty downloading this pattern. I’ve added some blue “download” buttons to this page to make it easier to see where to download the pattern. Can you try clicking one of those? I’ll also send you the pattern via email since you are a KnitFreedom subscriber. Thanks!

    1. Hi Janice,

      I’m so sorry you were having trouble getting to the pattern! I have emailed it to you at your gmail.
      Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help.

      Cheers, Liat

      1. Hi Lisa, you may have a pop-up blocker on your browser that’s blocking the pattern from downloading. You can try holding down the control button (command on a mac) when clicking the Download button and this will allow the pattern to download. Also if you see an alert that says, “Pop-up blocked,” you can click the alert to let your browser know you’d like to allow pop-ups on this page. Then the download will work when you click the button.

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