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Sep 23, 2011 15:03:21   #
For all those who are struggling to knit socks with those dreaded heels!! A tube sock is very simple. I can write one out here from my head so there is no copyright enfringement in case anyone is interested in that.
Using worsted weight yarn or #4 weight and using a needle size of 3.5mm or 4mm or what ever needle size needed for getting 5 stitches per inch of stocking stitch. Using dpns, cast on 40 stitches (fits a leg 8 inches around) or 44 or 48 stitches.
Knit in ribbing stitch of k1 p1 for 2 inches. Then knit another 8 to 10 inches in stocking stitch or until the sock is long enough to fit your foot and give you some length up your leg. Yes, you go ahead and try on the sock being careful not to let the stitches slide off your dpns. (Use elastic bands around the ends of the needles if needed).
When you have reached the beginning of where your toes are you will begin to decrease for the toes. I am going to assume here that your stitches are evenly placed on 3 dpns and you are knitting with the fourth needle. On needle 1 you have 10 stitches (11, 12) on needle 2 you have 20 stitches (22, 24), and on needle 3 you have 10 stitches (11, 12).
Round One Needle 1: knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1. Needle 2: k1, ssk, knit to the last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1. Needle 3, k1 ssk, knit to the end. Four stitches decreased all together.
Round Two Knit.
Repeat these two rounds until you have 20 stitches remaining (20, 24). Then repeat Round One until you will have 8 stitches (10) remaining. Knit the stitches from the Needle 1 onto Needle 3. You will have a total of 4 stitches on each needle (5) Kitchener off.

This will make a thick sock and from there you can go to #3 weight yarn and smaller needles once you are comfortable with the dpns. The decreasing for the toes is basic and more or less the same for all socks. The same decrease pattern is also used for mittens. Enjoy. You can use Christmas varigated colors to knit up these for quick Christmas gifts! To make smaller or larger socks, you just measure around the leg and multiply this number by 5 to get the correct number of stitches to cast on.
Simple. :thumbup: :thumbup:
Sep 23, 2011 15:56:36   #
might try them ..... thank you
Sep 23, 2011 16:06:02   #
Will definitely try them. Thank you!
Sep 23, 2011 16:10:53   #
You are welcome! Feel free to adjust or change the pattern as you want. Feel free also to make as many tube socks as you want and do with them as you will. :)
Sep 23, 2011 18:27:45   #
Thank you for posting this. I love patterns I can memorize, or start with just a few tiny notes in my project bag. I'm going to try these!!
Sep 23, 2011 18:39:53   #
pug retirement
I made one pair of tube socks. But didn't like them. So pulled them out and re-knitted them.
Sep 23, 2011 18:51:50   #
Thank you for the pattern. I just printed one from the Patrons website, but it was all ribbed and I didn't think I'd enjoy doing that for 17 or 18 inches. Yours is much nicer.
Sep 24, 2011 01:53:07   #
Thanks for the pattern. I had just completed the tube part and used your instructions for the toe. Thanks!!
Sep 24, 2011 07:35:15   #
My daughter wants tube socks. I had bought some very lightweight variagated yarn and was planning to make enrelac socks. (They would not be my first pair) Do you think they would fit?)
Sep 24, 2011 08:00:04   #
Simpe, except for the dp needles!! I'm scared of them.....
Sep 24, 2011 08:16:40   #
Thank you for the pattern. I perfer making tube socks over the heel one as I hvenot done the heel ones before. I will give this a go. Sounds simple. I made a pair of tubes last year and my daughter stoled them. I think I will make myself some and hide them.
Sep 24, 2011 08:27:04   #
iarger socks, you just measure around the leg and multiply this number by 5 to get the correct number of stitches to cast on.
Simple. :thumbup: :thumbup:[/quote]

God Bless U that u can knit on dps .I've tried TOO many times .Ends up I make my leg warmers on the next to smallest knifty knitter>> That works well for me..
Sep 24, 2011 09:23:25   #
Thanks so much for this pattern! I love it. With this pattern,I am no longer afraid to knit socks, and looking forward to doing it.
Sep 24, 2011 09:30:01   #
Thank you for posting. I, like some of the others, am not sure of the dp's. Will give this a try for sure
Sep 24, 2011 10:07:40   #
mama879 (a regular here)
This is an easy pattern to very similar have made 2 prs for this pattern.

Here is another one with a pattern very easy to do. This is my 3rd pair and having so much fun. Very easy

Here is another one for a square rib it looks great going to just Do the ribbing to make the sock look a little nicer.

Don't be afraid of DPN's I was. It takes practice my first pair well they are my bed socks but my second are my DH's he loves them the Patons socks is for my neighbor for Christmas a great pattern very happy with all the patterns..

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