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Free Knitting Patterns For Socks

Basic Socks
Easy pattern, good for beginners. Fits men and women. You can see a photo here.

Beginner Socks
Knit at 7 stitches to the inch, this is a basic pattern for women which can be jazzed up with colorful sock yarn.

Bird Of A Feather Socks
Knit at 8 stitches to the inch, this is a beautiful but easy slip stitch pattern.

Cat's Paw Socks
Women's socks with a dainty cat's paw stitch pattern and baby cabled ribbing. Knit at 5 stitches to the inch.

Chevron Lace Socks
The legs of these socks use a pattern stitch that almost appears to be a lacy cable pattern. Knit at 6 sts to the inch.

Clog Socks
Features an easy Fern Stitch pattern along the back of the sock and heel. Knit at 8 sts to the inch.

Easy Beginner Socks
Basic beginner no frills sock pattern knit in stockinette at 5 stitches to the inch.

Feather & Fan Socks
This sock pattern fits women and uses a traditional Feather & Fan (or ripple stitch) stitch pattern. Fits women and is knit with sock weight yarn.

K2 P2 Rib Socks
This sock pattern fits women and knit at 7 sts/inch. It features a k2, p2 rib pattern for the leg and foot which helps the socks to stay up.

Leg Warmers
Knit these up in one or two colors. Fast to knit with a big gauge.

Links Of Lace Socks
Lacy pattern knit at 5.5 stitches to the inch. Lace and ribbing leg helps it stay up.

Look At Me Socks
Simple pattern knit at 7 sts to the inch. A photo showing a different look using stars and stripes is here; this can be omitted or changed at will.

Mistake Rib Socks
This sock pattern fits women and is knit at 7 sts to the inch. It uses an easy pattern stitch called mistake rib. It doesn't pull in as much as traditional rib patterns but it does have some elasticity.

Mock Cable Socks
The leg of the sock appears to be cabled but it's really just increases and decreases. They fit most women and are knit at 6 sts to the inch.

Ribbed Waffle Socks
Stretchy pattern that will fit men and women, yet they stay up well. Knit at 5½ sts to the inch.

Slipper Socks
These are knit in thick wool. Novelty yarn trim makes them fun to knit! Available in three sizes.

Ribbed Socks
Featuring a slip stitch ribbing pattern on the leg. Knit at 5½ stitches to the inch.

Scallop Socks
These socks for women feature a simple slip stitch pattern around the leg of the sock and top of the foot if desired. Knit at 6 stitches to the inch.

Socks For Children, Women, and Men
A basic, simple pattern written in sizes for men, women, and children. Use odd balls to jazz it up with stripes or knit the toe and heel in different colors. Knit at 5 stitches to the inch.

Thrummed Socks
Roving adds a nice look as well as warmth to these women's socks. Knit at 5 stitches to the inch.

Toe Up Anklet Socks
Anklet socks with a pretty edging are knit from the toe up and fit most women.

Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter