“Fits like a glove” may reign in the idiom kingdom, but feet, too, require snug and tailored coverings. Our Perfect Fit Socks are just that and do, in fact, fit like a glove!

Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight | Purl Soho

Knit from the top of the leg down to the toe, our Perfect Fit Socks employ 2×2 ribbing so they hug the calves instead of slump around the ankles. A slip stitch heel flap pads the back of the foot; a grafted toe means no abrasive seams on your tootsies; and the length of the foot is adjustable to the wearer.

Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight | Purl Soho
Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight | Purl Soho

We introduced our original Perfect Fit Socks ten years ago, using a very fine sock yarn. Here, we’ve updated the pattern in a slightly heavier weight and for more sizes, too. Now the Perfect Fit Socks fit small kids, big adults, and everyone in between and are perfectly midweight in our beautiful Posy, a hand-dyed blend of 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, and 10% nylon.

Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight | Purl Soho

Posy, too, has undergone a refresh! Now, instead of 100-gram Posy and 25-gram Pocket Posy, we have one Posy that falls somewhere in the middle at 50 grams and 159 yards. It’s the same incredibly soft and beautiful yarn, just in a new size skein… And also in five new colors!

Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight | Purl Soho

The new Posy palette includes three gorgeous blues (Blue Dusk, Bellflower Blue, and Cloudless Sky), plus purple Mountain Lupine and Basil Green. Along with many of Posy’s original colors, there are now 16 beauties to choose from… Perfect!

Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight | Purl Soho

Materials

Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight | Purl Soho
  • 1 (2, 2, 3) skein(s) of Purl Soho’s Posy, 75% superwash merino, 15% cashmere, and 10% nylon. Each skein is 159 yards/ 50 grams; approximately 115 (195, 295, 350) total yards required. We used the colors Pink Papaya, Azalea Glow, Bellflower Blue, and Blue Dusk.
  • A set of US 1½ (2.75 mm) double pointed needles
  • A Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight pattern

Gauge

34 stitches and 48 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

Small Kid (Big Kid, Adult Small/Medium, Adult Medium/Large)

  • Foot Circumference: Comfortably stretch to about 5½ (7, 8, 9) inches
  • Leg Circumference: Comfortably stretch to about 6½ (8½, 10, 11) inches
  • Foot Length: Adjustable

Samples: We knit up two Small Kid pairs of socks, one Big Kid pair, and an Adult Small/Medium pair.

Pattern

Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight | Purl Soho

The Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight pattern is available for purchase as a PDF download only.

Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight | Purl Soho
Perfect Fit Socks, Midweight | Purl Soho