Pretty Strong Socks


Pretty and strong, a basic sock pattern with purposeful design. Use sturdy yarn (meaning a good percentage of nylon or other strong fiber) in the heels and toes and the pretty or more delicate fibers for the main part of the sock. They will wear like iron. Knit from the cuff down with an adjustable foot length, this pattern should be just right for your first sock.


Suggested Yarn: Sock/fingering weight yarn

Shown in MC: SweetGeorgia Yarns Cashluxe Fine, 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon, 400 yds/365 m per 4 oz/115 g, Berry Tart.
CC: Spud & Chloe Fine, 80% superwash wool/20% silk, 65g/248yds, Cricket

Gauge: 32 sts/40 rows = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Needle: US size 1/2.25 mm  double-pointed needles set of 4, or size needed to obtain gauge. Please check your gauge for proper fit!

Size: For women who wear US shoe size 6.5 – 9, Euro sizes 37 to 40.

Foot circumference: 7.5 inches/19 cm, unstretched
Foot length: 8.75 inches/22 cm
Leg height: 7 inches/18 cm


3 thoughts on “Pretty Strong Socks

  1. Holly Feiler says:

    I am interested in the Pretty Strong Socks Pattern. Are there instructions for 3 sizes? The range for foot size varies a lot.

    • Merri Fromm says:

      Hi! I have written the pattern for a single foot & ankle width and noted where the adjustment for foot length can be made. Thanks for your question.

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