Here is a free basic beginner super bulky sock pattern for toe-up or top-down socks, one– or two-at a time, using Magic Loop. You can seriously knit these socks in one day, and one skein of Malabrigo Rasta will just be enough!
Each pattern includes links to KnitFreedom videos for each technique required.
If you have never knitted a super bulky sock pattern, 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 super bulky 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: 90 yds super-bulky yarn (shown above: 1 skein Malabrigo Rasta). If working two socks at one time, separate yarn into two balls of equal yardage
Gauge: 2.5 sts/in in St st
Needles: Circular needle(s) OR set of DPNs, in whatever size required for YOU to obtain gauge. I used US #13 (9 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.