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Two Knock-Out Socks You Can Knit

Warm your toes with striped tube socks knit in fun and fancy colors. They stay put with comfy banded cuffs.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Child's 4-6 (8-10 or average woman)
Note: Sizes for most Better Homes and Gardens knitting projects are noted in the instructions. When one size is written out in capitalized letters, it is to note the size of the modeled garment. The instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, before you begin, circle the numbers pertaining to the size you are knitting or crocheting.

Finished Sizes:
Circumference: 6 3/4 (7 1/2, 8) inches
Length: 11 3/4 (13 1/2, 15) inches

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What You Need

  • Patons, Look at Me, 60% acrylic/40% nylon, sport weight yarn (152 yards per skein): For Solid Color Socks: 2 skeins of Fun 'n Games (6377) or Bright Lilac (6383). For Striped Socks: 1 skein each of Peacock (6370) for MC and Green Apple (6362) for A
  • Size 5 (3.75 mm) set of four double-pointed knitting needles (dpn) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle


In St st (knit every rnd), 24 sts and 32 rnds = 4 inches/10 cm. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

Solid Socks (make two alike)

Cast on 40 (44, 48) sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st. Work 2 (2, 2 1/2) inches in (k2, p2) ribbing.
Knit in rnds until work from beg measures approx 10 1/2 (12, 13 1/2) inches.
Size 8 to 10 only: Next Rnd: (K9, k2tog) 4 times -- 40 sts. Knit 1 rnd even.
Toe Shaping (all sizes)
Rnd 1: (K6, k2tog) 5 (5, 6) times -- 35 (35, 42) sts.
Rnd 2 and all alt rnds: Knit.
Rnd 3: (K5, k2tog) 5 (5, 6) times -- 30 (30, 36) sts.
Rnd 5: (K4, k2tog) 5 (5, 6) times -- 25 (25, 30) sts.
Cont in this manner, dec 5 (5, 6) sts evenly around every alt rnd until there are 10 (10, 12) sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts. Weave in ends.

Striped Socks (make two alike)

Stripe Pattern
Rnds 1-5: With A, knit.
Rnds 6-10: With MC, knit.
These 10 rnds form Stripe Pat.

With MC, cast on 40 (44, 48) sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st. Work 2 (2, 2 1/2) inches in (k2, p2) ribbing.
Cont in Stripe Pat and work as given for Solid Socks.


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