This pattern is called “Loaded” because I wanted to use all of the techniques folks have been asking for in a single sock pattern – two at-a-time, magic loop, toe-up, German short rows, fingering (sock) weight yarn, and sized for women and men.
Sizes: Women and men average width, any shoe size
Needles: Size US 2 (2.75mm) 32” circulars and double-pointed needles (DPNs are ultimately optional)
Yarn: 100 grams of fingering weight yarn (also called sock yarn or 4ply yarn)
Additional Materials: Size G or H crochet hook, a few feet of worsted-weight scrap yarn in a contrasting color, tapestry needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 8.5 stitches per inch in stockinette
If you’d like to add these socks to your Ravelry queue, you can do that here.
The yarn I used in the photo above is Turtlepurl sock yarn, in colorway Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock. The in-progress socks in the video is Turtlepurl sock yarn in colorway Tangled Love.
This is a more advanced pattern than many of my sock tutorials. If you’ve never knit socks before, I recommend this pattern/tutorial first, German Short Row Socks.
The double-pointed needles I use are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo. The circulars needles I use are Knitter’s Pride Zing and Addi Turbo.
My nail polish is Gelish, “I Or-kid You Not”.