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Tenderfoot Socks (PDF)

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Designed by Aimee Alexander

Tenderfoot Socks is a cuff down sock pattern I created for my LYS to use for Learn to Knit Sock classes. The pattern is written for magic loop needles, but you may easily substitute needles for your preferred method for small circumference knitting.

The instructions are written line-by-line through the heel flap making it quite easy to follow. All measurements are given in US and metric for personal preference.

The best feature of this pattern is an “about socks” section that describes in 4 easy steps how to adjust the size of any traditional gusseted sock. Once you read this section, you’ll be making socks for newborns, toddlers, and men with really large feet using only this pattern.

Prefer working with double point needles? Check out our Socks on 5 Needles pattern.

YARN: 350 (400) yd / 230 (365) m of fingering weight yarn. 
Socks are pictured in PDS Tenderfoot 80/20 in Glacier Lake.

NEEDLES: US 1.5 / 2.5 mm

NOTIONS: Darning needle, stitch markers, and tape measure.

GAUGE: 32 stitches and 44 rows to 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch

SIZES: women’s (men’s)