The Tyro Socks are available as a free PDF download hosted by Ravelry (you don’t have to have a login to download the pattern). Sorry that I haven’t put it up as HTML as well, but there were a lot of photos to align with the text and I got lazy thinking of all that reformatting to do. Note: there was an error in the cast-on number in the original version. Please make sure you have version 1.1 of the pattern, not version 1.0.

These socks are so named because I am a total sock tyro and I like the sound of that better for a pattern than “sock n00b” or “sock moron”: these socks were my first completed pair of socks, although I’ve made single socks and many other sock-like objects in the past, like booties and felted slippers.

They’re knit toe-up, using the yarn-over short-row heel and toe described by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts in Simple Socks: Plain and Fancy, and a simple, easy-to-follow, easy-to-memorize lace pattern that is mostly stockinette (every other row is plain knit stitches) and mirrored for the left and right feet. The pattern is both charted and written out. I based it on the Overlapping Waves pattern from The Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns, but modified the stitch count, charted it, and wrote up the mirrored version of the stitch pattern.