I searched and searched for a yoga sock pattern I wanted to make, but they all called for thicker yarn or a different size needle than what I wanted to use. What can I say? I like using my size 1 Signature dpn's, and wouldn't settle for anything else! Alas, I couldn't find anything that fit the bill. So I studied what features I would like in a yoga sock and came up with a super-duper easy pattern I want to share with you all today. You'll be shocked at how easy it would be to adapt any sock pattern to become a yoga sock. Basically a tube with cast-off stitches in the middle. There's some tweaking I want to do to the pattern eventually, but for now I'm pretty darn happy. Here it is! You can also download the PDF HERE
All Twisted Up Yoga Socks
US size 1 dpns
215yd any fingering weight sock yarn (I used Knitpicks Felici in the rainbow colorway)
Using preferred cast-on method (I used backward loop cast on because it's stretchy, but feel free to use whatever!)
CO 72 sts.
Place marker and join in the round
k2, p2 for about 1"
Every round: *k2, yo, k2, k2tog* repeat to end of round
That's all there is to the groovy diagonal slant!
Continue the diagonal stitch for about 3", or the length between the ball of your foot and the end of your arch before your heel. I wear an 8.5 shoe, so mine was about 3".
Bind off 36 sts in k2, p2 using Jeny's Super Stretchy Bind off method. Trust me, it's really super simple and GENIUS. If you really don't want to, just make sure you bind of LOOSELY. Here's a youtube of Cat Bhordi demonstrating. Easy peasy.
Continue in the diagonal stitch for the rest of the round. Hopefully you'll be able to tell where you're at with the diagonal stitch. If you're a bit lost, just remember that the YO comes just before the previous row's YO, and you should be good to pick it up from there.
When you get to the Bind-off, use long-tailed cast on to CO 36 sts. Continue in diagonal stitch to end of round.
Keep on keeping' on with the diagonal stitch for another 5", or your preferred leg height. For my next pair, I totally want it to come up over my calf. :D
Switch to k2, p2 rib for 1" and bind off using Jeny's Super Stretchy Bind Off Method again, and you're done!
See? Totally easy, and totally cute. Now paint your toes a groovy color and go do some yoga!
I hope this pattern makes sense, and as always feel free to contact me for any questions you might have. Of course I want to see pictures when you're done so I can post them here!