let is slip socks against tin wall

Let it Slip

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

There are not many more perfect knitterly combos than garter stitch and slipped stitches, which means that this sock is going to become my go-to this summer. I hope it’ll become your go-to, as well! It’s the perfect counterbalance to highly variegated yarns, but works equally well in more subtle skeins, too.


  • Finished Measurements: Small (Medium, Large): 7.25 (7.75, 8.25)“/18.5 (19.5, 21) cm foot circumference. 58 (62, 66) sts total. Leg length is measured from top of heel and is completely customizable. Socks in Acadia and Theodore Roosevelt National Park are shown with a 4”/10 cm leg length and socks in Long Walks on the Beach are shown with a 5”/12.5 cm leg length (measured from top of heel).
  • Yarn: approximately 330-400 yds/302-366 m fingering-weight yarn. For the socks shown, I used Knitted Wit Sock in Long Walks on the Beach (orange/blue), Acadia (brown/orange), & Theodore Roosevelt National Park (blue/grey).
  • Needles: US1/2.25mm needle for small-circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge. I use a 32” circular for magic-loop knitting.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 32 sts & 44 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, measured after blocking.