Introducing the Fancy Tiger Crafts Basecamp Socks! These simple socks are named Basecamp not just because they are the perfect summer camping sock (though they definitely qualify), they are also the perfect jumping off point for learning how to knit socks. When it comes to socks there are many different techniques and styles and everyone you talk to will have their own opinion on which is the best. These socks are my favorite combination of elements: toe-up socks, with a short row heel, knit using magic loop on a long circular needle. This is just one of many combinations that are available though, so use this pattern as a base for learning how to make socks and then explore all the different elements and ways you can knit them!
People are often intimidated by socks. They think that they involve a bunch of confusing and complicated techniques, but I am here to tell you that it simply isn’t the case. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the abbreviations section. Nothing scary or complicated in there! Knitting socks is easy! Knitting socks that fit properly is a bit more tricky. These socks are great for beginners because of the classic rib pattern is more forgiving and makes it a bit easier to fit any foot. I have also included instructions for five different sizes and extensive size charts to help you knit socks for any and every foot in your family. All you need to know is their shoe size!
by Kaylee Lockhart
Size: X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)
Needles: US Size 0, 32” circular for magic loop
Gauge: 36 sts per 4” OR 32 sts per 4” in stockinette stitch
Yarn: 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) Skein(s) Hue Loco Tweed Sock or other fingering weight sock yarn (Retrosaria Mondim, Tukuwool Fingering, Madelintosh Twist Light, or Hedgehog Sock would all be suitable options)
So let’s begin this fun new adventure together and explore the fun world of sock knitting. Download your free pattern now.