Sizes: US women’s shoe size 7 (women’s 9, men’s 10)
- 1-2 skeins hard-wearing high twist Aran-weight yarn, similar to Country Classic Yarn for Sox
- Removable stitch markers for marking sections, beginning of round, etc.
- Size US 4 or 5 needles in the configuration you prefer for small-diameter knitting
- Cast on 40 (40, 44) stitches using a loose method such as German Twisted Cast-on.
- Join to work in the round and establish 2×2 ribbing.
- Work 11 (12, 14) rows in ribbing.
- Switch to stockinette stitch and knit 42 (46, 54) rows for the leg.
- Work the short-row heel of your choice. I like a garter-stitch short row heel and you can find a tutorial from Knit Purl Hunter: Part 1, Part 2. Work the first part of the heel until you have 4 (4, 6) stitches remaining in the center, then work the second section.
- With the heel complete, continue working in the round for the length of the foot 37 (43, 47) rows.
- Begin decreasing for the toe every-other round by 4 stitches. (From the beginning of the round: SSK, knit across bottom of foot, K2tog, SSK, knit across top of foot, K2tog.)
- Continue decreases until you have 6 (6, 12) stitches remaining at center of toe.
- Measure out 2-3 feet of yarn for grafting and cut working yarn. Use Kitchener stitch to graft the live stitches closed.
- Weave in ends and enjoy or gift the socks.