Basic Cuff-Down Kids Socks
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The Basic Cuff-Down Kids Socks are a simple vanilla sock pattern that fits 6 sizes from Babies – Teens. It features a simple 1x1 ribbed cuff, stockinette body, heel flap, gusset, and wedge toe. Each section of the pattern also includes links to online tutorials that walk you through the how’s and why’s of creating the socks.
These tutorials (and this pattern) make up the free Beginner Cuff-Down Sock Knitting Class that was offered on YumiYarns.com in January 2021. With everything covered in the approximately 2 hours of free video lessons, even experienced sock knitters might find a new trick to add to their repertoire.
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Pattern includes links to relevent tutorials. Tutorials are also posted to the the YumiYarns Tutorials page.
The needle size listed is the needle size I regularly use, but I am a very loose knitter so you may need to go up 1-2 needle sizes to get a fabric that you like. Most knitters do well with US size 2 (2.75 mm) & if you are a tight or newer knitter you may want to try a US size 3 (3.25 mm). If you know your standard needle size for sock knitting, use that instead of what I have listed (the size that gives you gauge).
Make sure that your begining of round marker is different from your other markers so you can tell the difference. Locking markers are recommended .
This pattern has been test knit and Tech edited.
(Thanks, Kathie & test knitters!)
Baby S (Baby L, Toddler, Child, Youth S, Youth L)
Finished Foot Length
4 (5, 6, 7.5, 8, 8)”
[10 (12.5, 15, 19, 20.5, 20.5) cm]
4.5 (5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7)”
[11.5 (12.5, 14, 15, 16.5, 18) cm]
75 (96, 134, 184, 224, 260) yds
[68 (88, 122, 168, 205, 237) m]
460 yds / 100 g
In the Colorway:
US 0 (2.0 mm) Double Points
or size and preferred needle type to obtain gauge
- Measuring Tape
- Stitch Markers
- Tapestry Needle
32 sts x 48 rnds / 4” (10 cm)
in Stockinette, blocked
Digital Download & Copyright Info
This pattern will arrive as downloadable PDF through a link that will be emailed to the address you provide at check-out. This is for personal use only, not for print or distribution without prior consent from the author. Link will expire after 30 days, please contact me if you need a refreshed link.
If you would like to use this pattern as a teaching resource, please contact me at Shaina@yumiyarns.com so we can discuss options.
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