Sock Patterns to Get You Knitting

Free Sock Patterns to Get You Knitting

Plain Vanilla Socks

Picot Hem Socks (clear instructions; can substitute ribbed cuff):

Two at Once Toe Up (on two circular needles):

Toe Up Universal Sock Pattern (any yarn, any gauge): or for an auto-generated pattern customized for you.

Socks in DK or Worsted weight yarn:

Blueberry Waffle Socks (waffle rib):

Tuscany Socks (slip stitch pattern good for colorful yarns):

Husbeast Socks (cables and ribbing):

Lace Socks

Diamondy Socks (one cute lace motif on the side):

Marigold Socks (toe up, medium complexity):

Hourglass Socks (lace motif framed by twisted stitches):

Cabled Socks

Earl Grey Socks (simple, tiny cables on the side):

Boyfriend Socks (nice cables, more adventurous):

Cable Net (intricate cables, but not bulky):

Colorwork Socks

Winding Way Socks (easy first colorwork):

Jack Sparrow’s Favorite Socks (toe up, skull and crossbones cuff):

Wollemeise Poppy Socks (adaptation of Persian Poppies):

Unusual Socks

Sidewinders (garter stitch socks knit sideways instead of top to bottom or bottom to top):

Extreme Socks (2 at once, one inside the other):

Socks Donna Loves

Polly Jean (leafy lace, tiny cables, ribbing):

Azure Socks (faux cables, toe up with a heel flap):

Vog On Anklets (lacy anklets, toe up or cuff down):

Sock Books You Might Like

Toe-Up: Patterns and Worksheets to Whip Your Sock Knitting Into Shape by Chrissy Gardiner: – self-published, so it’s hard to get from the library, easy to purchase from online stores.  Packed with clear explanations of various techniques, good photos, and many pretty patterns.

Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush: – Nancy Bush is a traditional knitter (top-down, and she prefers double-pointed needles); here, she reinterprets vintage patterns from Weldon’s Needlework for modern yarns. Excellent section on heels and toes for those interested in technique, and patterns ranging from simple ribbing or texture to delicate lace.