Down Time

In Cuff Down, DK weight yarn, Patterns, Socks, Toe Up by Shannon

These socks are just made for all of those minutes of down time. (Or up time, the socks aren’t picky!) Grab your favorite skein of DK-weight yarn, a cool drink, and fill your sock drawer and down time with sock knitting.


  • Finished Measurements: Adult extra-small (small, medium, large, extra- large): to fit 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)”/17.75 (19, 20.25, 21.5, 22.75) cm foot circumference.
  • Yarn: approximately 175-350 yards DK- weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit Victory DK in Watery Tart.
  • Needles: US3/3.25mm needle for small- circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 26 sts & 36 rnds = 4″/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, measured after blocking.