I’m very excited to share my new pattern, Late Night Socks, which is available as a FREE download on Raverly!
You know how it is – it’s been a long day, there’s still dinner to be made, a kitchen to clean, or a load of laundry to put in the wash. Whew! What you really want to do is to sit down and relax and, of course, knit! But now it’s late and you don’t really have the energy to concentrate on that beautiful but complicated lace shawl or cable sweater. Enter Late Night Socks – my favorite way to knit plain vanilla socks. Knit them with your prettiest yarn to keep you entertained – it’s the perfect Late Night (or anytime!) Knit! Late Night Socks are shown here in my Corda Bella Hand Dyed Yarns Summa Sock Yarn in the “Makeup Artist” colorway. You can find Corda Bella Hand Dyed Yarns in my Etsy Shop!
I’m a big fan of plain socks – I love that it’s easy to pack a small project bag & have something to knit when I have a little free time. Recently, I’ve had many requests to share the details of how I knit socks. The instructions are written using the Magic Loop Method which I prefer because I knit quicker this way. I also find that I don’t have those pesky ladders that can occur when I use DPNs. Of course, feel free to use DPNs if that is your preferred method!
I’m also sharing some of my favorite variations that change up the appearance of my vanilla socks – ribbing & slipped stitches add a different look but are still simple enough to knit on autopilot.
I can usually knit a pair of women’s size medium socks with about 400 – 438 yards of yarn. I like to have at least 450 yards available for a women’s size large/men’s medium.