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Flat knit sock pattern. Easy 2 needle socks.

Flat knit sock pattern. Easy 2 needle socks.

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Use 4ply yarn to create stunning socks without needing to knit in the round. Try this simple two needle sock pattern.  

Simple two needle sock knitting pattern. This is a PDF download for a pair of adult, cuff down, simple sock beginner two needle flat knit socks. If you would like to see the printed, postable pattern, click here. This is a professionally edited pattern but if you need help, I offer email support. 

Not a fan of knitting in the round? Not a problem. These flat knit socks are cleverly constructed to avoid all of the stressful parts of sock knitting.

For example, they are constructed cuff down in one piece. There is no requirement for stitch holders. These socks also have an integrated square (Dutch heel) which is constructed using some short row shaping. You do not have to pick the stitches up later. 

Why is it a simple beginner friendly sock pattern?

This simple beginer two needle sock pattern enables you to try sock knitting using a method that is more convenient for you whilst learning new techniques. 

There are no heel seams, side seams or toe seams. Instead, these socks have one seam running down from the cuff to the toe. How clever is that? 

This is a simple pattern for a pair of basic, simple two needle socks. The sock pattern is a PDF and will be available when you have successfully checked out. 


  • 60g (70g, 90g) of 4ply sock yarn.
  • Yarn used in socks pictured is Gamer Crafting Sock 4-ply [75% Merino, 25% Nylon, 400m per 100g] in ‘Pride Was A Riot’.
  • 2mm and 2.5mm needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) for working flat.
  • 4 stitch markers.
  • Darning needle.



32 sts and 38 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stocking stitch on larger needles.


Finished Foot/Leg Circumference:

Size 1: 17.5cm/7 inches

Size 2: 20cm/8 inches

Size 3: 22.5cm/9 inches

Length of leg from cuff to heel is 24cm/9.5 inches.

Foot length from back of heel to toe is 24cm/9.5 inches.

You can find our selection of stitch markers, needles and yarn on our main page. 

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