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Simple adult cuff down sock knitting pattern

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Simple adult cuff down sock knitting pattern worked in the round with circular or double pointed needles. 

This is a pattern for adult socks worked in the round  from the cuff down. The German band heel is shaped using increases and decreases and the toe is grafted together using the Kitchener method. We used DK yarn for a quick knit!

This is an ideal pattern for sock first timers as it is worked in DK yarn and has all the advantages of sock gussets and heels but not the picking up of stitches.

What type of needles do I need to make these DK socks? 

You can use DPN (double pointed needles) or circular needles. 

What else do I need for this pattern?

You will need: 

  • 100g (150g, 200g) of DK yarn such as Stylecraft Batik [80% acrylic, 20% wool, 130m per 50g]. I used Indigo. 
  • 3mm needle or size needed to obtain correct gauge. 80cm-long circular for magic loop, DPNs or two sets of circular needles.
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Darning needle


24 sts and 36 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stocking stitch


Finished leg/foot circumference: 

Size 1: 17cm/6.75 inches

Size 2: 20cm/8 inches

Size 3: 23.5cm/9.25 inches