Here is a free basic beginner pattern for toe-up or top-down bulky weight socks, one– or two-at a time, using Magic Loop.
This sock pattern takes exactly one skein of Malabrigo Chunky, so you can make a pair of comfy, washable bulky weight socks for about $11.
Each pattern includes links to KnitFreedom videos for each technique required.
If you have never knitted bulky weight socks, the video and text will walk you through all the steps.
- Knitting in the round on Magic Loop
- Knit and purl
- Basic pattern-reading skills
Skills you will learn on this bulky weight sock pattern:
- Judy’s Magic Cast-On
- The no-holes Fleegle heel
- Invisible ribbed bind-off
- Two-at-a-Time Cast-On
- Kitchener Stitch
- Picking up stitches
- Plain, beginner heel flap construction
Sizes Available: Small-Medium (Medium-Large)
- Foot circumference: 7(8) inches
- Length: customizable to exact foot length
Yarn: 120 yds bulky-weight yarn. If working two bulky weight socks at one time, you’ll need two separate balls of yarn.
Gauge: 3.5 sts/in in St st
Needles: Circular needle(s) OR set of DPNs, in whatever size required for YOU to obtain gauge. I use US #10 1/2 (6.5 mm). What kind of needles you require depends on how you prefer to knit in the round. I prefer magic loop, which requires one circular needle, 47 inches long.
Notions: Stitch markers; tapestry needle, scissors.