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Ribbed Socks for Bigger Feet – Free Pattern!


Please note that the US shoe size estimation in inches should be corrected as follow:

US size 6 – 9 inches

US size 7.5 – 9 1/4 inches

US size 8 – 9 1/2 inches

US size 8.5 – 9 3/4 inches

US size 9 – 10 inches

US size 9.5- 10 1/4 inches

US size 10 – 10 1/2 inches

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

Today I have the pattern for the two versions of the Ribbed Socks for Bigger Feet for you! I can’t wait to cast on a pair for myself to keep. I hope you’ll join me in making these practical, fun and simple socks. I tried to add extra tips and instruction notes along the way in the pattern for those of you who are new to sock knitting. It is a fun project for experienced and beginner sock knitters.

One interesting thing I’ve been hearing is that first time (and nervous) sock knitters have been starting out with the Jelly Bean Baby Socks free Spud & Chloë pattern. Then after seeing how do-able and simple it is they are moving on to adult sized socks. What a great idea.

Please note that my 10-year-old daughter’s feet are now a women’s size 7!

Here is some information you might like to know about the Ribbed Socks for Bigger Feet:


Size: Made to fit an average woman’s foot. The length can be varied to fit any size.

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk, 65 grams/248 yards);

Solid socks: 2 skeins of the selected color (sample made in Sassafras #7808)

Striped cuff socks: 2 skeins of the main color, 1 skein of the stripe color (sample made in Calypso #7806 and Cricket #7804)

Needles: US size 2, set of 4 double-pointed needles OR size to obtain gauge

Gauge: 7 sts per inch in stockinette stitch


Yarn needle

Stitch marker



Click here to download the free pattern PDF

Click here for the Ravelry page link for the Ribbed Socks for Bigger Feet!

Have fun knitters with the perfect summer project. Socks! I always carry a sock on the needles around with me all summer long to the pool and other outdoor events. It is a small and simple project which makes it perfect for summertime knitting.

A side note, I have so many projects going for the free patterns for Spud says! I couldn’t wait to cast on for a hat in the Fine colors of Shitake and Red Hot. It is like heaven those two colors together. I’ll post a tease on that new hat project soon. I also have a couple of fun toys in the works!

24 Responses to “Ribbed Socks for Bigger Feet – Free Pattern!”

  1. June 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm Barb :0) says:

    YOU … are the very best !!!!
    Thank You sooooooooooooooooooooo much !!!!
    I am excited :0) I will be the one knitting socks this weekend !!!!! Whoooo Hooooo !

    • June 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm sanderson says:

      Have fun!!! Keep me posted.

  2. June 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm Amanda says:

    Great- I’ve never tried socks before. The small double point needles and reading new directions alone kinda intimidate me, but I really want to try and make these socks!

    • June 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm sanderson says:

      You can do it!! I love my tiny dpns. It just takes a little patience and practice. This is a good first pair.

  3. June 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm Sarah says:

    Thank you so much for this pattern! I just made the Pom Pom Peds from the Purl Bee as my first pair of socks, and now I’m excited to try these. Now to chose a stripe color to go with my Anemone…. :)

  4. June 18, 2010 at 4:13 pm Sarah says:

    whoops, choose, not chose. Bad typos!

  5. June 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm Kim Fluck says:

    Yipee! Thank you, thank you! :)

  6. June 19, 2010 at 3:11 am Lucy says:

    Can’t wait to see all the exciting patterns!

  7. July 17, 2010 at 6:21 pm Pat says:

    I think your pdf of this pattern has an error when you give the sample shoe to foot length measurements. I doubt both the smallest size noted and the third size noted have 9 inch long feet when the second size is 9 1/4 inches and the fourth size is 10 inches. Just thought I’d point this out. Otherwise the sock is pretty straight forward and easily adapted to knitting on 2 circs or ML techniques.

  8. August 8, 2010 at 4:04 am Sharon Swanson says:

    Thank you so very much for the exciting pattern! I am new to sock knitting and also have a BIG foot so this pattern fits the bill. I also love your daughter’s shoes, where can I find a pair like those?
    Again, thank you for the pattern, I will send you a picture of the finished pair if you don’t mind.
    Sharon Swanson

    • August 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm sanderson says:

      I talk about the shoes in the post at the end!

  9. September 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm Elizabeth H. says:

    Bigger Feet Socks, but you stop at size 10?????
    What about those of us who wear Womens size 11, 12, and yes, 13???????

    • September 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm sanderson says:

      You can add as much length as you’d like! My daughter is 5 feet 10 inches and wears a size 11 and I just measure and add on more length for her socks:)

  10. January 7, 2011 at 1:39 am Roseanna says:

    I do not understand what you mean under the heel flap section when it says to knit rows 1 and 2 12 times and then it has in parentheses 16 times. Could you explain? Thank you

    • January 7, 2011 at 9:40 am sanderson says:

      Oh, thank you for letting me know. It should not have the twelve in there and should say “repeat 16 times” instead. I will make the correction.

  11. January 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm Roseanna says:

    Thank you. Now another inquiry: when it says to continue to work on the gusset by knitting round 1 and to do the decreases on round 2,

    Do I also alternate knitting one round on the k3 p1 needle or only k3 p1 on that needle?

    • January 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm sanderson says:

      k3, p1 on that needle only.

  12. May 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm Alisa says:

    Hi Susan,
    In the gusset section, should the pattern clarify to maintain the rib pattern in Rnd 1 of the gusset decrease? I am assuming the rib is continued.

    It currently says:
    “Continue working on the gusset as follows:
    Rnd 1: knit”

    Happy knitting!

    • May 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm sanderson says:

      yes, you are correct:)

  13. November 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm janice crozier may 5 2011. 315 pm says:

    hi i am looking for a patton for sock for a 12 year old with sayell yarn or 5/12 st to a ins a nd size needles ty

  14. December 12, 2011 at 10:38 am Guy Lamberton says:

    Great Sextoys!

  15. December 21, 2011 at 9:37 am Nathan Postert says:

    Great post! I will recommend this to friends.