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Straight Needle Sock Pattern

I dont like using circulars - and this is an easy pattern with just one seam up the back and the foot.

Straight needle sock pattern

MATERIALS:size 5 needles,(3.75mm)
100gms worsted weight yarn
K – knit
P – purl
Tog – together
PSSO – pass slipped stitch over
Top of sock
Cast on 42 sts,
Work in K1 P1 rib for about 4 inches or for a high as you would like the socks to be
Start shaping the heel:
Knit 11 sts,
Turn :
knit on these 11 sts only for 16 rows, ending with a purl row
Make heel
Row 1:-K2, k2tog, k1, turn,
Row 2: - slip1, P3, turn.
Row 3:-K3, K2tog, K1, turn,
Row 4: slip1, P4, turn.
Row 5:-K4, K2tog, K1, turn,
Row 6: slip1, P5, turn.
Row 7:-K5, k2tog, K1.
You have 7 sts left
Pick up 10 sts on the side of the heel (the part you have just knitted), and knit them. Knit across the  sts left on the needle
Turn and knit on the 1st 11 sts only for 17 rows ending with a knit row
Make the next heel as follows:
Row 1: P2, P2tog, P1, turn,
Row 2: slip1, K3, turn.
Row3:- P3, P2tog, P1, turn,
Row 4: slip1, K4, turn.
Row5:- P4, P2tog, P1, turn,
Row 6: slip1, K5, turn.
Row7:- P5, P2tog, P1, (7 sts on needle).
Pick up 10 sts on side of heel like before, and purl them.
Continue purling across the whole sock.(54 sts on needle).
Knit one row
Purl one row
Row1:- K15, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K15.
Row2:- and all even  rows, purl.
Row3:- K14, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K14.
Row5:- K13, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K13.
Row7:- K12, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K12.
Row9:- K11, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K11.
Row11:-K10, K2tog, K20, slip1, K1, PSSO, K10.
42 stitches remain
Knit straight in stockinette for 30 rows for a size 7 foot. (For custom size, knit until this section measures the same as from the back of your heel to the beginning of your toes) and end with a purl row.
Shape Toe:
Row1:-K8, K2tog,K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K14, K2tog, K2, slip1, k1, PSSO, K8.
Row 2 and all even rows:- purl.
Row 3:- K7, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K12, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K7.
Row5:- K6, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K10, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K6.
Row7:- K5, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K8, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K5.
Row9:- K4, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K6, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K4.
Row11:- K3, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K4, K2tog, K2, slip1, K1, PSSO, K3.

Cut the yarn leaving a long thread, and thread this through the remaining stitches and pull tight. Secure with a couple of stitches.
Now stitch down the sock using a flat seam so that the sock will feel comfortable.


For more experienced knitter, the 20 center stitches can be worked in a pattern like cables.


anna said…
Hi there Louise,
Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. Finally a pair of knitted socks that do not require the ever so intimidating round or dpn needles.

I can't wait to give these a try.

Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!
Anonymous said…
Hi louise great pattern ty happy christmas
Unknown said…
I don't how or where to pick up 10 stitches, I dont understand the heel at all
Anonymous said…
I had trouble, too, but figured it out. Use the left needle and weave it through the long edge of those 16/17 rows just knitted to create 10 stitches on the left needle. then, treat them as stitches to knit.
Anonymous said…
I'm having a lot of trouble with picking up the ten stitches as well. I do not understand what to do even a little bit...ive been looking for online tutorials but cant seem to find anything using straight needles
Anonymous said…
Rayanne Kelly said...
I don't how or where to pick up 10 stitches, I dont understand the heel at all
Monday, May 06, 2013
Anonymous said...
I had trouble, too, but figured it out. Use the left needle and weave it through the long edge of those 16/17 rows just knitted to create 10 stitches on the left needle. then, treat them as stitches to knit.
Anonymous said…
Thank you for the brilliant pattern, I've been looking for a straight knit sock pattern for a while that wasn't too hard. I followed the advice from other comments for picking up the 10 stitches and it worked perfectly. Just successfully followed this one to make a sock- about to get started on the second....
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Anonymous said…
Wow, great pattern Louise! It's so easy! I've done one sock, moving on to my second. . .
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phil casey said…
I too have been looking for straight needle patt. But for baby socks .cant get one ....
Elizabeth said…
G'day Louise, this is the easiest most successful 2 needle sock pattern I have used. I used 8ply ( DK) yarn on 4 mm needles and they fit great for me and my adult daughters. I am going to try it now with 4ply ( baby yarn on 3.25mm needles for one of my granddaughters as I am not sure how to adjust the pattern.
Cheers, Elizabeth in Oz
Unknown said…
Thank You, so much on this pattern for socks on two needles! I can't wait to give it a try. I've bee looking for one like this for a long time.
I just have one question.... How can't print it this pattern out, without getting all the other having to print everyone's comments at the bottom, it take too much ink when I have to print everything on the page and I can't seem to find a spot that says, print pattern only.

Thanks again for this pattern!
clover said…
Hi Louise
Many thanks for the sock pattern,
will try this week.
nice site, all the best cloverx
Anonymous said…
Hi Elizabeth thanks for tip about using 4mm needles! Didn't want to rush to get more!
Unknown said…
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Judy said…
My first sock turned out fairly well, other than,
I don't understand how to sew the flat seam. I keep getting a ridge.
Plaae help me.
Unknown said…
Hi there,
Can someone explain how I knit 11sts and then only knit on those sts for 16 rows, does it mean I have to use a third needle on that section? I've never come across that before...
Anonymous said…
Thank you sooo much for this brilliant sock pattern. I have knit 3 pairs and can honestly say this pattern is the best ever sock pattern as its incredibly easy to follow. I have always been put off sock knitting as I can't use circulars and I don't care for double pointed needles. If you are unsure about wanting to try this pattern 'go for it' you will be hooked! A tip though - try knitting the socks with a yarn with a bit of wool in it as a 100% acrylic yarn 'bags' a little bit, well that's what I found or maybe I just knit loosely?? I'd love to scale these down for my 3yr old nephew any ideas anyone?
Anonymous said…
Thankyou! I also had trouble with the heel, but figured it out! Great pattern
Anonymous said…
Great pattern lovely fit and so easy Thankyou don't like knitting with 4 needles so this was great
Unknown said…
Thank you so much for the adult pattern, I've been knitting the baby socks this way for years now. Now I can do some for myself. for those wanting the baby pattern, try google, (baby knits patterns, two-needle socks) hope this helps. I also love doing socks on 4 needles. BY the way to save time I work on 2 socks using 2 separate balls of yarn and 2 sets of needles. Work on one for so far then put it down and work the other to catch up.This way they finish about the same time .
Kaykay said…
No. You simply knot the 11sts turn your work as if u were done the row, then continue on those 11 ignoring the other sts.
Unknown said…
hey there , great pattern. can you tell how to make a custom sized or how many cast on for euro size 41/42. thank you.
Anonymous said…
I am trying out your straight ndle socks and hope to finish it. Many thanks for the pattern. But I have a problem to seam up the sides. I just cannot do it and it comes all bumpy, lumpy. Please help. Margaret
lucinda said…

how to sew a flat seam
Unknown said…
Can I ask what is the yarn you are using as I I am in the in uk
lucinda said…
Double knitting
Unknown said…
Thank you for that info I now cancwork it out for 4 ply and chunky wool as my daughter wants chunky and fluffy
Anonymous said…
Louise, I can’t Thank You enough for this fabulous and Uber easy to follow pattern! At last I have knitted socks! The first pattern that I have been able to follow...and finish...and wear! Thanks again!
lucinda said…
You're welcome! I've made dozens of thesr😁
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Unknown said…
Thank you so much for this pattern, I’ve knitted many pairs & I have just adjusted it for my grandchildren. I have had greatest success with bamboo yarn & is better for my daughters/daughter in laws as it washes better!!!
Unknown said…
I am still confused from where do I pick up the 10 stitches . I’ve read the answer several times but I still do not understand. Please help with a picture.
Anonymous said…
Maybe I'm being thick never knitted socks before but it says pick up 10 stitches what needle am I picking them up on the left or the right
Lynn said…
Me too, I'm confused.
Anonymous said…
pick up the 10 stitches from the side of the part you have just knitted
Unknown said…
Awesome pattern, easy to follow, love my socks thanks for pattern
Unknown said…
How many stitches do you use for casting on 64 stitches
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Erica Tankoos said…
Hi. I'm using your pattern to knit my very first sock and I was wondering if you use the 11 stitches or the unworked stitches for making the heel and I was also wondering what the "-" means in your pattern.
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