Brownie's Sock Recipe


Knitting, knit in the round, short row garter heel, video tutorial link provided in pattern


Intermediate to Advanced

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Brownie’s Sock Recipe tosses in a little of this and a dash of that to cook up a yummy, cozy pair of socks. A bit like a choose your own adventure novel, you can pick different options as you go and then make another pair of socks with a different set of options. The pattern is written for three sizes so that you can knit up socks for men and women. The socks work well for self-striping, solid/semi-solid, and speckled yarns and the modified purl-ridge rib and garter stitch options provide a material that molds to the foot.


Yardage: 350 – 450 yards/320 – 412 meters of fingering weight yarn
Note: Yardages are estimates and will vary depending on the desired leg and foot length.

Samples knit with:
Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Handpaint in Aquatic Speckle, 1st sock on left and Graffiti Speckle, 2nd sock from left (357 yards/326 meters; 80% superwash fine highland wool; 20% nylon); 1 ball

Knit Picks Felici in Blackberry Jam, 3rd sock from left (218 yards/199 meters; 75% merino; 25% nylon); 2 balls

Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in Sand Dune, last sock (395 yards/361 meters; 100% superwash merino); 1 ball


32 sts / 44 rounds over St st = 4 inches


DPNs method: US 1 (2.25mm)
Magic Loop method: US 1 (2.25mm) circular 32- or 40-inch length or longer
Short Circular: US 1 (2.25mm) circular 8- or 9-inch length and US 1 (2.25mm) DPNs for heel & decreases
Socks on Two Circulars method: Two US 1 (2.25mm) circular 20-inch length or longer
Two Socks on One Circular method: US 1 (2.25mm) circular 40-inch length (or desired length)
or size needed to get gauge


Row counter (optional)
2 stitch markers (If using the short circular needle method, 3 stitch markers.)
Tape measure
Yarn/Tapestry needle


Woman’s XS(Woman’s Average/Men’s Small)Men’s Average to Large

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