The classic ribbed sock is given a twist with a pleasingly simple stitch pattern. The textured rib stich is very effective for tracking progress, whilst giving an excellent fit on the body. The Birch Ply Socks pattern is multi-sized for 3 adult sizes.
Patterns from the Building Blocks Sock Collection are written with multiple options, to allow the knitter to learn new methods of sock knitting. Choose your preferred yarn weight: a heavier, sport-weight yarn creates speedy, thick socks; or stick to a typical fingering-weight sock yarn for a classic hand-knitted fit.
Directions are also given for knitting downwards from the cuff, and upwards from the toe. Both versions are written with a heel flap, short row heel, and gusset.
Textured rib stitch pattern
Choose cuff-downwards or toe-upwards knitting direction
Heel flap & gusset construction
Instructions provided for 2 gauges
Option A (Heavier sock): light DK/sport-weight sock yarn
Featured Yarn: Novita Nalle (75% superwash wool 25% Nylon, 260m/284yd per 100g ball)
1 (1, 1) ball shade 061 Linen
Option B (Lighter sock): 4-ply/fingering-weight sock yarn
Featured Yarn: Regia Premium Merino Yak (58% merino wool, 28% Nylon, 14% yak, 400m/437yd per 100g ball)
1 (1, 1) ball, shade 7507 Himbeer Meliert
Option A (Sport-weight yarn):
27 stitches & 39 rows = 10cm/4″ in stocking stitch in the round
Tension was achieved using size 3mm/US2.5 needles
Option B (4-ply/fingering weight yarn):
Lighter sock: 34 stitches & 48 rows = 10cm/4″ in stocking stitch in the round
Tension was achieved using size 2.5mm/US1.5 needles
Your preferred needle type for knitting small circumferences in the round
2.5mm/US1.5 knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
3mm knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
This pattern is multi-sized for 3 adult women’s sizes S (M, L)