Free Pattern: Bulky Weight Socks for Magic Loop TOE UP or TOP-DOWN

Bulky weight socks toe up and top down versions

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.

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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.

Pattern Details
If you have never knitted bulky weight socks, the video and text will walk you through all the steps.

Skills Required:

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)
Finished Measurements:

  • 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.