Double Rib Socks

Double Rib Socks
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Step 1: Getting Started


What’s more cozy than homemade knitted socks? Hmm, more handmade knitted socks? Keep your toes toasty and your feet warm with a pair of cute and funky hand knit socks! Use our free knitting pattern to create socks in a variety of colors and palettes. Bright colored socks are a fun way to accessorize your spring wardrobe and always make an interesting conversation piece.

This sock features a double rib pattern that is wearable and shows off color nicely, especially in variegated yarns. The pattern is a great way to level up your beginning knitting skills or becomes an easy pattern to work on for intermediate and advanced knitters.

Regardless your knitting abilities, you’ll enjoy creating these pretty double rib socks. You’ll love wearing them even more!

Skill level: Intermediate


300 yards of fingering yarn.

Size 1 dps needles.

Yarn needle.

Step 2: Pattern Instructions


Pattern Instructions


Cast on 64 stitches, divide evenly over 4 needles (16 on each) being careful not to twist, join.

Round 1-40: Knit 2, purl 2 around until the cuff measures the length of the needle.


Heel flap:

Row 1: slip 1, K 1, across needle 1 and needle 2 (32 sts) turn.  Leave the remaining 32 stitches unworked for now.

Row 2: Slip 1 and purl to end of the 32 sts.

Repeat these two rows for a total of 15 times.


Row 1: K 18 sts, K2tog, K1, turn.

Row 2: Sl 1,P 5, P2tog,P1, turn.

Row 3: Sl 1 K 6, K2tog, K1, turn.

Row 4: Sl 1 P 7, P2tog, P1, turn.

Row 5: Sl 1, K 8, K2tog, K1, turn.

Repeat rows 4 and 5 working one more stitch on each row as established until all sts have been worked and 18 sts remain.

Step 3: Finishing Up


Turning the heel:

Round 1: Using needle 1 knit across 18sts and pick and knit 16, On needle 2 work in pattern, on needle 3 works in pattern, using needle 4 pickup and knit 16 , knit 9 sts off needle 1.

Round 2: Knit to last 3 sts on needle one, K2tog, K1, work in pattern across needle 2 and 3, on needle 4 K1, SSK, knit to end of needle and round.

Round 3: Knit across needle one, work in pattern across needle 2 and 3, Knit across needle 4.

Repeat round 2 and 3 until 16 sts remain on all 4 needles.


Round 1: Knit across needle one, work in pattern across needle 2 and 3, Knit across needle 4.

Repeat round one until foot measure desired length minus 2 inches.


Round 1: Knit across all needles.

Round 2: Needle 1 knit to last 3 sts, K2tog,K1, needle 2 K1, SSK, knit to end of needle, needle 3 knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1, Needle 4 K1,SSK, knit to end of needle.

Repeat these two rounds until there are 6 sts on all needles, ending on round 1.

Kitchener sts the remaining sts to close the toe.

Repeat for other sock.


About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.