Go Your Own Way Socks – Free Pattern!

Toe up? Top down? Undecided? No matter whether you are a seasoned sock knitter or simply want to start and knit your very first pair, this lovely free pattern is sure to become your go-to pattern! With simple and clear instructions, this design includes both ways of knitting socks so you can truly go your own way.

free sock knitting patternsGo Your Own Way Socks – Free Pattern

Although I love a good sock pattern with textured stitches – I always have a basic pattern that I can go back to when I want something simple and easy to work on. This is especially true whenever I have a challenging project on the needles, there’s nothing like taking a break with long stretches of simple stockinette stitch.

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These socks were knit with Hawthorne Kettle Dyed fingering weight yarn – I adore simple socks like these which highlight the subtle shifts in color. I think these would be equally delightful in the more colorful version of our Hawthorne yarn line to highlight the bright hand dyed hues.

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And don’t forget – our sock yarn sale is currently going on (up to 30% off!!!) and this pattern would be the perfect excuse to grab a new skein of sock yarn at an amazing discount!

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You can find the sock pattern download here:
Go Your Own Way Sock Pattern

And don’t forget to swing by the sock yarn sale:
Sock Yarn Sale

What do you prefer – knitting socks from the top down or from the toe up?


  1. Lynne in Florida / March 28, 2015

    I like two-at-a-time toe-up on 2 24″ circs for my mindless plain and simple, but I’ll play any way needed if I like the pattern.

  2. Iris / March 23, 2015

    This is indeed a simple pattern. I’ll stick with my knit to fit toe ups however. This pattern has the things I dislike most about sock patterns: You need to worry about making gauge and it calls for wrap and turn on the heels. At least the toe up does have a gusset. Thanks, but no thanks.

  3. Laura from beautiful West Michigan / March 23, 2015

    I love knitting socks from the toe up, 2 at a time with Magic Loop. Both socks done when you are done knitting. You can try them on as you go. And Judy’s Magic Cast on is… magical! No seam, no kitchener, no graft.

  4. Teresa / March 22, 2015

    I have knit toddler socks top down and those are great fun. I have knit one each way in adult size and found things I liked about each. The problem, I don’t have the stitch count quite right and they didn’t fit well. Maybe this pattern will be the answer to my future in sock knitting.

  5. Michelle McMillen / March 21, 2015

    Toe-up, two-at-a-time, Magic Loop!