This came up in conversation because someone had visited the blog with a just that question – “how would I knit Yoga socks with worsted weight fabric?” Seeing as how I am NOT an expert and Ally has not knit any socks I started doing some looking.
Wouldn’t you know it, there are patterns on Ravelry…..you HAVE to love that site.
The Worsted Weight Yoga Sock pattern I liked the most out of the ones I found is located here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/namaste-socks
She uses [US] size 4 double point needles, about 150 yards worsted weight yarn and casts on 44 stitches.
I love it—-off to make some of those!!!
These are sooooo easy to make. If you have never knit socks or used tiny needles this could be a good intro for you. Since there is no heel, no stitches to pick up and there is no toe area to graft these are a quick knitting project.
NOTE: She is wearing these to school today with flip flops….now why hadn’t I thought of that? LOL
My teen and preteen daughter take Yoga classes and wanted socks without toes and heels so they could get better traction on their mats.
I made the first sock following a pattern that I picked up in the store but the girls were quick to point out that they don’t wear bobbie sock length socks, they like footies so I played around with patterns and developed these.
The pattern used was inspired by Patons Kroy Socks Yoga Socks.
This was the first ‘sock type’ thing I ever knit and more importantly the first pattern I ever attempted to type up and make available. If you find something that isn’t quite right or does not make sense please let me know as it is very likely you are a more experienced knitter than I.
If you are a complete beginner but think you might want to knit socks someday this could be a great intro to tiny needles and stretch yarn.
So here is my go at the pattern:
Approx 1/2 skein Pattons Stretch Sock for the pair
Us size 3 DPN’s (if you prefer using two circulars or magic loop that method should work fine)
My gauge is 14 stitches, 18 rows= 2″
Cast on 52 ( I used a cabled cast)
P1, K1 ribbing in the round for 2″ (approx 16 rows)
Knit 1″ (approx 11 rows) ( I used stockingnet stitch but you could do any pattern you prefer for this area)
5 rows 1×1 rib
Cable bind off the first 26 stitches, continue ribbing across remaining (26)stitches Here is a video I found that demonstrates the cable bind off. You could also do a k1, p1 bind off.
Cable cast on another 26 stitches and proceed with 1×1 rib for 5 more rows
Decrease 6 stitches evenly around (46 stitches)
Knit for 3″ ( I used stockingnette stitch but you could do any pattern you prefer for this area)
Change to 1×1 ribbing for 5 rows
Cable cast off (or k1, p1 bind off) and weave in any ends