Star socks are ideal for beginners to sock knitting. These socks are knitted seamlessly from the top-down. You start with a ribbed cuff, then relax while working the leg in stocking stitch. Then, you make the heel by knitting a rectangular heel flap and work a few rows to turn the heel. Next, you pick up stitches along the sides of the heel flap, then knit the gusset and the rest of the foot in stocking stitch. Finally, you work a star toe; there’s no Kitchener stitch or grafting involve, so this toe is really simple.
The pattern for Star socks is available to download from the Being Knitterly Ravelry store or here as a printed pattern with a free Ravelry digital download code.
Digital pdf pattern
Available from the Being Knitterly Ravelry store.
The A4 pattern has 2 pages including:
- Before You Start: notes, sizing, yarn, tension | gauge and abbreviations.
- Written instructions for Star socks.
Finished foot circumference: 16.5 [19.5, 23] cm | 6 1/2 [7 3/4, 9] inches.
Finished foot length (adjustable): 22 [23.5, 25] cm | 8 3/4 [9 1/4, 9 3/4] inches.
To fit feet with a circumference: 17.5 [20.5, 23] cm | 6 3/4 [8, 9] inches.
Regia Galaxy (4 ply sock; 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon; 200 m | 219 yds per 50 g skeins) in shade 01559 (Jupiter): 2 [2, 2] x 50 g skeins.
Needles & Accessories
2.75 mm | UK 12 | US 2 of your preferred type for working small circumferences.
3.00 mm | UK 11 | US 3 of your preferred type for working small circumferences.
Gauge | Tension
30 sts and 36 rounds per 10 cm | 4 inches over stocking stitch using 3.00 mm needles.
This pattern is available in two versions: the standard one for those who knit right-handed and an alternative one written for those who knit left-handed. If you purchase the printed pattern or kit and would like the pattern for knitting left-handed, please say so in your order notes at check out.
Most of you knit right-handed, that is, your stitches move from the left to right needle as you knit.
Some of you knit left-handed, that is, your stitches move from the right to left needle as you knit.
If you are a left-handed knitter who knits right-handed, that is your stitches move from the left to right needle, you should use the pattern for knitting right-handed.
Designer: Nicki Merrall (Being Knitterly).
Sample knitters: Nicki Merrall.