Socks from Custom Top Down Socks workshop knit in SweetGeorgia Yarn's Fizzy Water Colourway

Custom Top Down Socks

The pattern is  featured in the  “Custom Top Down Socks” course.

If you’ve seen how  gorgeous, fun, portable, satisfying socks are for other knitters and want to make them yourself, then this is the course for you! Socks may look complicated, but by the end of this workshop you’ll be able to knit a pair of socks at any gauge and with any yarn.

In this workshop you’ll learn how:

  • to measure your feet
  •  to knit a gauge swatch
  • to calculate the numbers to get a perfect fitting sock
  • to cast on and join in the round
  • to work a heel flap
  • to work a heel turn
  • to shape a toe and so much more! 

Once you get the sock bug, it never lets go!

Custom Toe Up Socks by Tabetha Hedrick

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements

  •  Foot circumference: 6 ¾ (8, 9 ¼)” / 17 (20.5, 23.5) cm
    Choose the size that is approximately 10% smaller than your actual foot circumference.
  • 7″ / 18 cm leg length
    Foot length is adjustable 


  • 425 yds / 339 m of fingering-weight yarn, such as Tough Love Sock (a foot circumference over 9″ / 23 cm will likely need a second skein), or
  • 350 yds / 320 m of DK-weight yarn, such as Superwash DK ( a foot circumference over 9″ / 23 cm will likely need up to 100 more yds / 92 m), or
  • 225 yds / 206 m of worsted-weight yarn, such as Superwash Worsted (a foot circumference over 9″ / 23 cm will likely need up to 100 more yds / 92 m).

Needles & Notions

  • Size appropriate for your yarn choice: for magic loop, 32″ / 80 cm circular; for two needles, (2) 24″ / 60 cm circulars; or a set of double-pointed needles (dpn)

  • tape measure

  • an extra needle for the cast-on

  • 3 stitch markers (with one being different to mark BOR)

  • yarn needle


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