two pink-hand-knit-clad feet stand on a railing, toes pointed outward

59th Street Bridge Socks

In Patterns, Socks, Sport weight yarn, Toe Up by Shannon

“Slow down, you move too fast…”

Inspired by life in the slow lane on the 59th Street Bridge, these toe-up socks are a joyful challenge to knit. The combination of modified linen stitch and twisted ribbing play oh so nicely with a highly variegated skein of yarn, and, in sport-weight yarn, these socks are squishy and comfy to wear.


  • Finished Measurements: Small (medium, large): 7.5 (8, 8.5)” foot circumference; 7.5″ leg length (customizable).
  • Yarn: approximately 400 yards sport-weight yarn, preferably something with 3+ plies and bouncy.
  • Needles: US2/2.75mm needle for small circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 28 sts & 44 Rnds = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.