These top-down short socks begin with a fun little beaded “nugget” cuff!
Designed to work with a smaller skein of sock yarn, wait until you see how fast and amusing they are to knit! These are great “first” socks... so don’t be scared, jump right in! Hand knit socks are the best!
Don’t want beads on your socks? Easy, just don’t use them and knit those stitches instead! Want your socks to be taller? Even easier! Just knit more rounds before you start the heel! Just make sure you have enough yarn...
There are still a few Nugget Peds kits for this pattern through Lola’s Choice, but you can still purchase it as a pdf and gather your own supplies to make one. If you don’t want to miss out on future Lola’s Choice kits you should sign up!
180 (200, 220) yards (164 [183, 201] meters) Fingering Weight Yarn
Note: If you are using the Lola’s Choice kit yarn you may run out if you are making the largest size... do so at your own risk!
Yarn Used: Peace Love & Yarn, Kestrel; 100% superwash merino wool; 1.7 oz (50g)/ 210 yds (192m); Black Opal
1 set US Size 1 (2.25mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge OR
1 US Size 1 (2.25mm) long circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle, removable stitch marker
120 Size 6/0 glass seed beads [Approx. 11 grams]
.8 mm crochet hook, Super Floss, or Beadle Needle for placing beads
Choose a size about 1 inch [2.5cm] smaller around than your foot – sock should stretch to fit.
Foot circumference: 7 (7.5, 8) inches [18 (19, 20)cm] (to determine foot circumference measure around the ball of the foot)
Leg length: 1.5 inches (4cm) long
Foot length: adjustable to fit
The pattern is written for multiple sizes. Instructions are given for size Small, with larger sizes in parentheses.
34 stitches/44 rounds =4 inches (10cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked