Top-Down Socks – Beginner Magic Loop – Fingering Weight

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Published July 11, 2018
Last Updated: August 28, 2020 - Current Version: 2.4
Update notes: Added lace pattern for front of sock, added link to KnitFreedom pattern page

Beginner fingering-weight socks for Magic Loop - purple Araucania

Close-up of faux heel flap

Top-down fingering-weight socks for beginners, written for one or two-at-a-time on Magic Loop.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large
  • Finished Measurements: To fit foot circumference: 7(8,9) inches

Materials

  • Yarn: 200 yds fingering-weight yarn
  • Needles: 1 pair circular needles, 47" for two-at-a-time, 40-47" for one-at-a-time
  • Needle size: US 2 (2.75 mm) or size required to get gauge (7 sts/in)
  • Notions: Stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle

Gauge

  • 7 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: Top-Down Socks, Two-at-a-Time

Knitting two-at-a-time socks is the coolest trend in knitting right now. Never suffer from second-sock syndrome again.

Once you learn the technique of knitting socks on Magic Loop, you'll want to make everything in the round two-at-a-time, whether it's sweater sleeves, socks, or mittens.



4 thoughts on “Top-Down Socks – Beginner Magic Loop – Fingering Weight”

  1. Hi Liat,
    I’m wondering if this sock in purple is the same sock at the end of the downloaded pattern?? The one on the print version of the patterned has a cream color sock, with some sort of center line?? I don’t see that in the purple. Can you please confirm?

    Thank you very much,
    KathyO
    [email protected]

    1. Hi Kathy,

      Great question! Yes, the white sock is the same as the purple sock. The white sock has an optional lace pattern down the front. I’ve updated the pattern PDF with the instructions for the optional lace pattern.

      If you refresh this page you’ll be able to download the updated PDF (version 2.4).

      The only other difference is that the purple sock is shown with an eye-of-the-partridge heel flap pattern, which is not included in the instructions.

      Here is how to do the eye-of-the-partridge heel:

      Eye-of-the-Partridge Heel Pattern

      I hope this helps!
      Cheers,
      Liat

  2. Beverly Vanderstelt

    I have never had so much interest and so many attempts in something that I have not been able to accomplish..knitting socks has been such a challenge to me and I am determined to figure it out so it’s not on my failure list. I hope this works.

    1. Hi Beverly,

      Thanks so much for commenting here! I would love to help you knit socks. I know you can do it! Did you know I have a video class showing every step of this sock pattern? I guarantee that it will help you succeed in knitting socks. I highly recommend it: Top-Down Socks Video Class.

      Let me know if you need any help!
      -Liat

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