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I had a knitting epiphany recently. I only wear shortie socks. I have been knitting ankle and knee socks since learning to knit socks, but the socks I always wear first are my shortie socks. I wanted a really great fitting shortie sock pattern that I could knit over and over again so that every sock in my sock drawer is my favorite kind of sock. This sock features a very simple eyelet  pattern, a 1 x 1 ribbed cuff, and short rows in the back to make the back of the ankle ever so much higher than the front. I hope you enjoy knitting and wearing these as much as I have.


Sizes: 1 (2, 3)

To fit approximate foot circumference of (7.75, 8.75, 9.75)  in / 19 (22, 24.5) cm. Fairground socks are designed with up to an inch of negative ease.


Foot length is adjustable.


Sample knit in size 2.



1 pair US Size 0 (2.0 mm) 40 in / 100 cm circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge




32 stitches and 48 rounds over 4 in /10 cm in stockinette stitch, knit in the round.

Block your swatch before measuring gauge.



Fingering-weight yarn: 203 (230, 258) yards / 185 (210, 236) meters.

Exact yardage may vary depending on the length of the foot.


Sample knit in a size 2 for a woman’s size 9 foot. It was knit in:


Lang Yarns Super Soxx Color 4ply Superwash, 75% Virgin wool, 25% Nylon, 3.5 oz. /100 g, 460 yards / 420  meters in colorway Artemis.



Knitting in the round, knit, yarn over, knit 2 together, purl, purl 2 together, German short rows.



Ruler to measure gauge

Tapestry needle


Fairgrounds Socks

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