Before the pandemic started and everything shut down, I was taking crocheting/knitting classes at my local library to learn new patterns and get together with other yarn crafters. Before the pandemic ended the classes I learned how to make crocheted market bags and had just started a class to make a Knitted Keyhole Scarf. What I was excited about though was that I was finally going to learn how to knit socks. It’s something I have been wanting to learn for a while but whenever I read the patterns, they made absolutely no sense to me. I had unfortunately missed the class to learn how to make socks, but the teacher was willing to show me during one of the classes and gave me a pretty easy pattern to follow. A tube sock pattern that didn’t require me to knit a heel, which apparently is the hardest part of making socks. So, I bought the knitting needles I would need (size 3 9-inch circular) and already had the yarn and then classes ended, but I was still determined to learn how to make them.
Thanks to YouTube, I was able to figure out how to start the socks. Using the short-cabled knitting needles I casted on 64 stitches and then divided those stitches among three double-pointed knitting needles. I then worked in a K2, P2 ribbed pattern for five inches to make the cuff of the socks.
Next, it was time to work on the body of the sock. And it couldn’t have been easier, I knit every row until the sock measured 13 inches from the beginning.
To finish the sock, I had to shape the toe. The directions on the pattern I had weren’t that easy to follow, but after a few Google searches I was able to find a toe shaping pattern that would work for the tube sock I made and was easy enough for me to follow.
And once I finished, I had a cozy tube sock that will be perfect for the upcoming cold weather. And since I had worked out some of the kinks in the first sock, my second sock was a lot easier to work up.
My new pair of socks…
Knitted Tube Socks
100 grams / 3.75 oz Sock Yarn*
Set of 4 US 3 Double Pointed Knitting Needles
Size 3 9-inch circular needles
*I used Patons Kroy Socks Yarn
Using the circular needles cast on 64 stitches loosely.
Divide the stitches among three double-pointed needles: 24 stitches on the first needle, 24 on the second needle and 16 on the third needle. Join in round.
Using the 4th needle begin working in K2,P2 rib. Work the ribbing for 5 inches. You can make the ribbing shorter or longer based on your preference.
Knit every round until the sock measures 13 inches from the beginning.
Shape the toe as follows:
Round 1: K6, K2 Tog
Round 2-4: Knit 3 rows
Round 5: K5, K2 Tog
Round 6-8: Knit 3 rows
Round 9: K4, K2 Tog
Round 10-12: Knit 3 rows
Round 13: K3, K2 Tog
Round 14-16: Knit 3 rows
Round 17: K2, K2 Tog
Round 18-19: Knit 2 rows
Round 20: K1, K2 Tog
Round 21: Knit 1 row
Draw the yarn through the remaining stitches and fasten to secure. Weave in ends.
Wash and block to shape.