My Basic Sock – Cuff Down

I know I said that would post my sock pattern here and I am finally doing it…step-by-step style.

For this basic sock I am using Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima in Pansy.  This yarn is 100% Pima Cotton.  I totally dig it when my knits are swanky.  I am also knitting these socks with a set of  four size 4 double-pointed needles as I have found 24 – 25 stitches makes 4″ for me using this yarn and needle size.  By the way, this sock pattern fits an average sized female foot – including US sizes  7, 7.5, and 8.

Step One – Cast On, Join, and Knit (I am aware that this seems like three steps…I’m counting them as one)

I like the long tail cast on here.  It is simple and forgiving for a cuff.

  1. Cast on 60 stitches onto 3 DPNs so that 30 stitches are on needle 1 and 15 stitches each are on needles 2 and 3.
  2. Join.  Be careful to not twist the stitches or you’ll have to start over from the beginning.
  3. Round 1 – K2, P2 rib.
  4. Continue K2, P2 rib until knitted piece measures .75 inches from the cast on edge.
The Cuff
To measure the cuff, place the edge of the tape measure just underneath the needle and measure to the edge of the knitted piece.

















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