Socks, while taking a bit of time to make, are one of my favorite items to gift this time of year. I usually pair them with a bar of wool soap and a candle or a fizzling bath tablet from Red Barn Mercantile to make a complete gift. Our team loves the Thickmas pattern because it is a wonderful basic sock pattern that works up quickly in two strands of fingering held together. Change out one of the colors for the toe, heel and cuff to achieve the cute two color pairs seen below. With sizing for everyone from baby to large adult, you are sure to check another gift off your list with this pattern. For the adventurous, you can knit the cabled version that is included in the pattern or just stick with the “vanilla” stockinette version.
(Measured around the circumference of the ball of your foot – the numbers below refer to your measurement, not
the finished sock).
Baby (4-5” / 10-12 CM), Toddler (5-6” / 12-15 cm), Kid (6-7” / 15-18 cm), S (7”/18 cm) M (8″/20 cm) L (9″/23 cm) XL (10″/25 cm) 2X (11” / 28 cm)
We love this project for Knerd String 4-ply Fingering which comes in both solid and speckled colors. You can also use stash of fingering weight scraps. It is a great stash buster!
Materials for cabled version:
(Note: this pattern does NOT include baby and kid sizes!)
- Fingering weight sock yarn in the following approximate yardage/meters:
338 (424, 532, 616, 690) yards / 309 (387, 486, 563, 630)
- US Size 3 (3.25 mm) knitting needles
- A tapestry needle for weaving in ends
30 sts over 4” / 10 cm and 28 rows in cable pattern, knit in the rnd, and blocked.
Materials for “vanilla” version:
- Fingering weight sock yarn in the approximate yardage:
88 (152, 208) 261 (314, 372, 448, 501) yards /
80 (138, 190) 238 (287, 340, 409, 458) meters
- US Size 3 (3.25mm) knitting needles
- A tapestry needle to weave in ends.
26 sts over 4” / 10 cm and 28 rows, knit in the round in reverse stockinette and blocked