Knitting your first pair of socks can be a little intimidating. You have to find the right pattern, choose the right materials, and follow the instructions carefully – and avoid making mistakes along the way!
That’s why we’ve hand-picked the easiest sock knitting kits for beginners. If you’ve always wanted to learn to knit socks, then now’s your chance.
Most of these beginner sock knitting kits contain absolutely everything you need to make your very own knit socks. Some even come with additional accessories. For the outliers that don’t quite cover it all, we’ve listed any additional materials you might need in the kit descriptions.
The majority of patterns included will take around 15 to 20 hours to complete if you’re a beginner knitter. They use straight, circular, or double pointed needles with clear instructions and all of the yarn you need to complete the pattern.
Some patterns are adaptable to suit all foot sizes, while some are specific. In most cases, the size can be easily adjusted using the instructions to fit both men, women, and kids.
We’ve made sure the sock patterns included are some of the simplest out there, which means they’re great if you’re looking to learn the basics of knitting, get a gift for a new knitter, or you’re simply looking for an easy project. For more beginner kits, take a look at our collection of scarf knitting kits, too.
10 Super-Simple Sock Knitting Kits
We’ve hand-picked all of these beginner sock knitting kits based on style and difficulty, so that even absolute beginners can follow along. If you know how to purl stitch, knit stitch, and purl two stitches together, then you can create any of these socks – if not, you’ll learn in no time!
1. “Sock It to Me” Chunky Knit Socks Kit
This beginner knitting kit from Lauren Aston Designs includes everything you need to make a pair of cosy, super chunky socks in any colourway you choose.
The pattern included will take around 10 hours to complete for an intermediate knitter, and a little longer for absolute beginners. You’ll learn to use double pointed needles to knit in the round, which you can include in the kit for a small extra price.
The kit includes instructions to adapt the socks for all sizes, as well as all the information you need to make them longer, shorter, striped, or otherwise customized in any way you’d like.
|Difficulty Level||Beginner/Early Intermediate|
|Knitting Kit Contents||100g Super Chunky Yarn (Main Sock Colour)|
50g Super Chunky Yarn (Accent Sock Colour)
Digital Knitting pattern
2m waste yarn
4 x 10mm Double Pointed Needles (optional)
50g Additional Yarn Ball (optional)
Darning Needle (optional)
|Knitting Kit Website||“Sock It to Me” Chunky Socks Kit by Lauren Aston Designs|
2. Fair Isle Socks Knitting Kit
The Fair Isle Socks Knitting Kit is an easy pattern that’s perfect for new knitters looking to test their skills. Created in soft “Utterly Aran” mid-weight yarn in two colours, it’s knit using double pointed needles that come included in the kit (if you choose).
The pattern included is designed to fit shoe sizes 4-6 (UK), but full sizing information can be found in the Etsy product description.
|Knitting Kit Contents||‘Bag of Happy’ tote bag|
2 balls of Utterly Aran Yarn (Main Sock Colour)
1 ball of Utterly Aran Yarn (Second Sock Colour)
5 x 4mm Double Pointed Needles (optional)
|Knitting Kit Website||Fair Isle Socks Knitting Kit by WoolCoutureCompany|
3. FunkyTown Socks Kit
Take a look at these socks and you’ll understand that this knitting kit needs little description – these socks are simply adorable!
This knitting kit contains two beautiful sock patterns: one for the simple socks, and one with optional frills for extra fun. Stitched using the stocking stitch and 1×1 rib stitch, they’ll take around 20 hours to complete and fit US foot sizes 5-10 (UK 3-8).
Every kit includes two sock knitting patterns and 1 ball of sparkly Glitterball Yarn, and you can also choose to include a set of 2.5mm double pointed needles.
|Knitting Kit Contents||1 ball of Glitterball Sock Yarn
Funkytown Sock pattern
2.5mm double pointed needles (optional)
|Knitting Kit Website||FunkyTown Socks Knitting Kit by Wool and the Gang|
4. “Sofa Socks” Kit
This cozy sock knitting kit is a great choice for beginners with a little bit of knitting experience. It contains 3 balls of super chunky merino yarn in the colors of your choice, along with an optional pair of 10mm circular needles.
The kit is suitable for confident beginners who have mastered simple techniques including knit, purl, and decreasing. You’ll learn the magic circle method with a sock pattern that is easily adjusted to your foot size.
|Knitting Kit Contents||“Maggie & Me” Super Chunky Merino Yarn
Printed Knitting Pattern
US Size 15/10mm Circular Needles (Optional)
|Knitting Kit Website||“Sofa Socks” by MaggieAndMe on Etsy|
5. Siesta Winter Socks Knitting Kit
Pictured here in yarn colours “wheat” and “earth” the Siesta Winter Socks knitting kit is knitted using mid-weight Utterly Aran Yarn to create the perfect socks for cosy feet in the winter.
If you’ve mastered foundational knitting techniques but you’re not sure which pattern to move onto next, this kit will help you step up your game by delivering all of the tools and tips you need to get started.
|Knitting Kit Contents||‘Bag of Happy’ tote bag|
2-3 balls of Utterly Aran Yarn
5 x 4mm Double Pointed Needles (optional)
|Knitting Kit Website||Siesta Winter Socks Knitting Kit by WoolCoutureCompany|
6. Alpaca Bed Socks Knitting Kit
Alpacaly Ever After are an underrated company providing hand knits, kits, yarns and more in fully sustainable and biodegradable packaging.
This knitting kit includes all of the materials you’ll need to make incredibly soft bed socks in alpaca yarn. The pattern is extremely easy and the kit includes needles, too!
|Knitting Kit Contents||Knitting Pattern|
2 Balls of Baby Alpaca Yarn
|Knitting Kit Website||Alpaca Bed Socks Knitting Kit by Alpacaly Ever After|
7. “Kinda Magic” Socks
Another beginner sock knitting kit from Wool and the Gang, this kit uses self-patterning yarn for super soft knitted socks with a unique leopard print effect.
The kit includes 1 ball of yarn, a digital pattern, and three pairs of double pointed needles. By the time you’ve finished, you’ll have learned how to knit with rib stitch, stocking stitch, kitchener stitch, and more.
|Knitting Kit Contents||1 Ball of “Kinda Magic” Yarn|
Digital Knitting Pattern
3 Sets of Double Pointed Needles (2.25mm-2.75mm)
|Knitting Kit Website||“Kinda Magic” Socks by Wool and the Gang|
8. Cable Socks Knitting Kit
The cable socks kit from Wool Couture is ideal for ambitious beginners looking to practice skills including basic knit stitches, purl increasing, decreasing, and cable knitting.
The knitting kit comes with the digital pattern along with 3-4 balls of soft “Beau Baby” yarn in the pastel shade of your choice. For needles, you can choose to include a set of six 3.25mm double pointed needles for a small additional cost.
|Knitting Kit Contents||3-4 Balls of “Beau Baby” Yarn|
US Size 3/3.25mm Double Pointed Needles (Optional)
|Knitting Kit Website||Cable Socks Kit by Wool Couture Company|
9. “One Sock” Beginner Knitting Kit
Tribe Yarns offer the “One Sock” knitting pattern from The Fibre Co in this excellent beginner knitting kit.
The kit includes the PDF sock knitting pattern, a technique guidebook, and one skein of sock yarn in your chosen colour. You’ll also get the same pattern with all the instructions to create the One Sock for babies, too!
If you’re looking to get all the tools at once, it should be noted that this kit doesn’t come with needles. For the adult pattern you’ll need 2.25mm and 2.5 mm double pointed needles, while for the baby pattern you’ll need 4mm double pointed needles.
|Knitting Kit Contents||1 skein of Amble sock yarn (100g)|
Knitting Pattern (Adults)
Knitting Pattern (Babies)
|Additional Requirements||US Size 1/2.25mm Circular/Double Pointed Needles|
US Size 1.5/2.5mm2.5mm Circular/Double Pointed Needles
|Knitting Kit Website||“One Sock” Beginner Knitting Kit by Tribe Yarns|
10. “Sock It To ‘Em” Sock Knitting Kit
The “Sock it to ‘Em” kit from Tiger Lily Crafts contains an easy sock pattern, yarn, needles, and stitch markers.
The yarn included is Opal self-patterning yarn. That means you simply begin knitting and the pattern pictured will start forming all by itself, which is perfect for beginners looking to knit something interesting!
The pattern required only the knit stitch and purl stitch. The instructions can also be adjusted to create the size you need, and there’ll almost always be yarn leftover!
|Knitting Kit Contents||100g Opal Self-Patterning 4-Ply Yarn|
2.5mm Double-Pointed Needles
|Knitting Kit Website||“Sock It To ‘Em” Sock Knitting Kit by Tiger Lily Crafts|
Is It Difficult to Knit Socks?
Socks are the perfect knitting pattern for beginners because they’re small, portable, and they’re not very difficult to knit. If you have any trouble, there are also plenty of knitting classes and sock knitting tips available to take you through the process.
Some beginners are worried about knitting the heel, but this isn’t anything to be intimidated by – simply follow your pattern’s instructions to knit flaps that are then knit together. Start at the toe or the cuff, it doesn’t matter – once you’ve finished your first sock knitting pattern you’ll see how simple and easy it can be!
Can You Knit Socks on Two Straight Needles?
Most socks are knit in the round with circular or double pointed needles. Some sock patterns are designed to be knit flat with straight needles and then seamed together, but socks are small and fiddly enough that seaming like this is often more difficult than knitting in the round.
How Long Does It Take to Knit a Sock?
The amount of time it takes to knit a singular sock or a pair of socks will depend on a variety of factors including your skill level, the weight of the yarn you’re using, and the size of the needles you’re knitting with.
Most of the knitting kits in this list contain sock knitting patterns that will take between 10 and 20 hours to complete for most beginners or intermediate knitters. On average, a sock or two will take around 8 hours to knit for the average person. If you’re looking for a quicker project, take a look at our list of giant blanket knitting kits instead.
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