Beginner: No experience necessary — we’ll teach you everything!
Beginner Plus: You have taken a 101 class or equivalent. You are familiar with threading your machine or know basic knit or crochet stitches.
Intermediate: You’ve got a few projects under your belt. You’ve made a few things and are looking to increase your knowledge.
Advanced: You know quite a bit about your chosen craft and you’re ready to take it to the next level.
This is a free pattern download!
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!
Size XX-Small (X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)
Materials 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2) Skein(s) Hue Loco Tweed Sock or other fingering weight sock yarn (Retrosaria Mondim, Tukuwool Fingering, or Madelintosh Twist Light would all be suitable options)
Tools US Size 0, 32” circular for magic loop
Gauge 36 sts per 4” in stockinette stitch OR 32 sts per 4” in stockinette stitch