News Flash: Now there is a free sock pattern on this site – KNIT SOCK PATTERN.
I found the most amazing pattern, including video instructions, for knitting socks at Very Pink. I purchased the pattern (well worth it) and watched the videos, and now I completely understand how to construct socks. I never thought I could be excited about sock-knitting, but I am. It’s all because Staci is such a good teacher!
Here is my first completed pair, which I plan to give to my mother for her birthday (part 1 of a 3-part gift that pays special attention to feet • Part 2: Rice Heat Therapy Bag • Part 3: Sugar Scrub).
I used worsted weight wool as Staci suggested, in this case I used Patons Classic Wool – Aquarium (color 77201).
After I finished knitting the socks, I had to create homemade sock blockers, as the blockers I had were too large. I traced the edge of the plastic blockers onto 1/8″ thick cardboard; then I cut 1/4″ away from the traced line to create the smaller size. When creating the blockers, I thought they could do double duty and make nice packaging. Notice the ankle area of the cardboard blockers. I extended one end so that I could use a hole punch in that top corner.
The hole provides a nice little place to run ribbon.
Look how cool! Nice packaging makes a gift even more special. I created the tags especially for this project. I’ve made them available for you to download.
Click on the image to download the tags.