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Easy Sock Knitting Kits for Beginners


Klara Nilsson | Updated on October 21, 2021

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.

11 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

"Sock it to me" knitting kit by lauren aston designs

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.

Price$41.29/£30
Difficulty LevelBeginner/Early Intermediate
Knitting Kit Contents100g 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)
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit Website“Sock It to Me” Chunky Socks Kit by Lauren Aston Designs

2. Fair Isle Socks Knitting Kit

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.

Price$34.40/£24.99
Difficulty LevelBeginner/Intermediate
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)
Knitting Pattern
5 x 4mm Double Pointed Needles (optional)
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteFair Isle Socks Knitting Kit by WoolCoutureCompany

3. FunkyTown Socks Kit

Funkytown Socks Knitting 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.

Price$35.79/£26.00
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit Contents1 ball of Glitterball Sock Yarn
Funkytown Sock pattern
2.5mm double pointed needles (optional)
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteFunkyTown Socks Knitting Kit by Wool and the Gang

4. Marja Socks Kit

Marja Socks Kit

This sock knitting kit is a great choice for beginners with a little bit of knitting experience. It contains 3 balls of the same Novita Nalle wool in different shades of your choice, along with one ball of Novita Nordic.

The kit contains the pattern and yarn you’ll need but not the needles – if you’d like everything at once, you’ll need to order 3mm double pointed needles separately.

Price$26.02/£18.90
Difficulty LevelBeginner/Intermediate
Knitting Kit Contents1 Ball of Novita Nalle Yarn (Colour A)
1 Ball of Novita Nalle Yarn (Colour B)
1 Ball of Novita Nalle Yarn (Colour C)
1 Ball of Novita Nalle Yarn (Colour D)
Digital Knitting Pattern
Additional RequirementsUS Size 2.5/3mm Double Pointed Needles
Knitting Kit WebsiteMarja Socks by Deramores

5. Siesta Winter Socks Knitting Kit

Siesta 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.

Price$27.52/£19.99+
Difficulty LevelBeginner/Intermediate
Knitting Kit Contents‘Bag of Happy’ tote bag
2-3 balls of Utterly Aran Yarn
Darning Needle
Knitting Pattern
5 x 4mm Double Pointed Needles (optional)
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteSiesta Winter Socks Knitting Kit by WoolCoutureCompany

6. Alpaca Bed Socks Knitting Kit

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!

Price$38.54/£28.00
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit ContentsKnitting Pattern
2 Balls of Baby Alpaca Yarn
Knitting needles
Additional RequirementsN/A
Knitting Kit WebsiteAlpaca Bed Socks Knitting Kit by Alpacaly Ever After

7. Spring in the Air Socks

Spring In The Air Socks Knitting Kit

Another beginner sock knitting kit from Deramores, this kit uses Novita 7 Yarn for super soft and warm knitted socks.

The kit includes 3 balls of yarn and a digital pattern, but no needles. If you’d like to add those, you’ll need to find 3.5mm double pointed needles separately.

Price$26.39/£19.17
Difficulty LevelBeginner/Intermediate
Knitting Kit Contents2 balls of Novita 7 Veljestä Korpi (Main Sock Colour)
1 ball of Novita 7 Veljestä (Second Sock Colour)
Digital Knitting Pattern
Additional Requirements3.5mm Double Pointed Needles
Knitting Kit WebsiteSpring in the Air Socks by Deramores

8. Magpie Beginner Socks Kit

Magpie Socks Knitting Kit

The Magpie socks knitting kit from Wool and the Gang includes 3 balls of merino Super Trooper wool and the optional addition of 5mm straight knitting needles.

The pattern is completely unique and designed by Bethany Williams to help support homeless women and children in the UK.

Unlike the other sock knitting kits in this list, the knitting pattern for these socks is completely free and contains instructions for both adult and baby sized socks. The kit itself simply comes with all of the tools you need to knit them!

Price$48.18/£35.00
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit Contents1 ball of Super Trooper Wool (colours A, B, D)
2 balls of Super Trooper Wool (colour C)
US Size 8/5mm Straight Needles (optional)
Additional RequirementsFree Knitting Pattern
Knitting Kit WebsiteMagpie Socks by Wool and the Gang

9. Oodi Socks Kit

Oodi Socks Knitting Kit

The final deramores sock knitting kit here, the Oodi socks pattern was designed by Sari Nordlund and uses a lightweight, 4-ply yarn.

Suitable for advanced beginners, the knitting kit comes with the digital pattern along with one ball of Novita Venla yarn. For needles, you’ll need to purchase 2.5mm double pointed needles separately.

Price$8.55/£6.21
Difficulty LevelBeginner/Intermediate
Knitting Kit Contents1 Ball of Novita Venla Yarn
Knitting Pattern
Additional RequirementsUS Size 1.5/2.5mm Double Pointed Needles
Knitting Kit WebsiteOodi Socks by Deramores

10. “One Sock” Beginner Knitting Kit

"One Sock" 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.

Price $33.72/£24.50
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit Contents1 skein of Amble sock yarn (100g)
Knitting Pattern (Adults)
Knitting Guidebook
Knitting Pattern (Babies)
Additional RequirementsUS Size 1/2.25mm Circular/Double Pointed Needles
US Size 1.5/2.5mm2.5mm Circular/Double Pointed Needles
Stitch Markers
Darning Needle
Knitting Kit Website“One Sock” Beginner Knitting Kit by Tribe Yarns

11. “Sock It To ‘Em” Sock Knitting Kit

"sock it to em" sock knitting kit by tigerlilycrafts

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!

Price$13.01/£9.45
Difficulty LevelBeginner
Knitting Kit Contents100g Opal Self-Patterning 4-Ply Yarn
2.5mm Double-Pointed Needles
Stitch Markers
Darning Needle
Knitting Pattern
Additional RequirementsN/A
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.

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.

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