Basic Worsted-Weight Toe-Up Sock Pattern

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Published July 11, 2018
Last Updated: October 10, 2020 - Current Version: 3.9
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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


  • 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


  • 4.5 sts/in in St st


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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The Easiest Socks I’ve Ever Knit!

IMG 20200909 161745The easiest socks I’ve ever knit! Thank you, Liat.
  – Deb T.

15 thoughts on “Basic Worsted-Weight Toe-Up Sock Pattern”

    1. Candy Franks – KnitFreedom Customer Happiness

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

      Happy knitting,

  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!! :)

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