The Need for Bead Socks pattern is a basic sock pattern with a fun beaded rib stripe down the outer edge of the socks. The socks are knit cuff down, with a heel flap and gusset, and a wedge toe decrease. The instructions are written for the magic loop method, but can be altered for 9 inch circulars or DPNs. I used the soft, squishy Knitpicks Hawthorne Fingering. You can use any other fingering weight yarn you can achieve gauge with though!
-measurement is the circumference around the ball of the foot
X-Small: ~7 inch circumference (unstretched), can stretch to fit up to about 8.5 inches
Small: ~7.5 inch circumference (unstretched), can stretch to fit up to about 9/9.5 inches
Medium: ~8 inch circumference (unstretched), can stretch to fit up to about 9.5/10 inches
Large: ~9 inch circumference (unstretched), can stretch to fit up to about 11/11.5 inches
These measurements are based off of my sample piece, yours may vary slightly depending on gauge and tension. Please choose a size where the measurement of the circumference of the ball of your foot falls within the unstretched-stretched range. A rule of thumb that I have seen is that a sock should be made with about 10% negative ease (eg. my foot circumference is 8.5 inches, I would want a sock that has about 7.65 inch circumference), but you don’t need to follow that exactly. The length of the socks is customizable based on your foot length so only base your size on the foot circumference.
US2/2.75 mm 32+ inch circulars for magic loops method (you can also use 9 inch circulars or DPNs if you prefer, though pattern is written for magic loop method)
may need other size needles to meet gauge
32 sts x 40 rows equals a 4x4 inch square/10x10 cm in stockinette after blocking
8 sts x 10 rows equals a 1x1 inch square/2.5x2.5 cm
Any fingering weight yarn that you can get gauge with.
I used Knitpicks Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dyed (357 yds per 100 g ball) in Delphinium
note yardage/weight can vary quite a bit between different types of fingering yarn, so if you are using alternative yarns, make sure to calculate based on the yardage not the weight.
X-Small: ~62 grams/222 yards
Small: ~68 grams/242 yards
Medium: ~75 grams/270 yards
Large: ~91 grams/325 yards
Yardage is an approximation. I have included a fair bit of foot length for each size so this should accommodate all foot lengths. If you have extremely long feet, I would go with a little extra yardage just to be safe!
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