5 Free superb sock patterns
Not everyone wants to drag a bulky sweater or blanket WIP around in the warm weather months, but we all want to knit. To continue our celebrations for Indie Designer month, here are five free sock patterns from the LoveKnitting independent designers that are sure to please!
This fabulous unisex sock pattern is perfect for variegated and self striping yarns, with a simple design but just enough detail to make this a perfect pair of socks. The zigzags are created with crossing stitches instead of cables to obtain the design, and uses a heel flap technique. this pattern is written out and also includes optional charts for sections of the sock. Check out all of Twistedjumbuck’s patterns by clicking here. We love Regia Design Line 4 ply, a self striping sock yarn that’s tough enough for any size feet. Available in a generous selection of shades, we love Kind of Blue (6464) and Delphinium (2904), as seen here.
These lovely lacy socks are knit using a simple eyelet yarn over technique. Named for aspects of the video game Frogger, these socks are knit with 5 double pointed needles and use a heel flap and gusset. This pattern contains small, medium, and large sock sizes. For these socks, we recommend Sirdar Heart and Sole in Hello sunshine (101) or Kiss Chase (102), as seen below. To see the rest of RedScot’s designs, click here.
This top down sock pattern is absolutely gorgeous, using a chart to show the stitch design. These socks are worked in the round on DPNs, using a heel flap and gusset technique. We recommend a solid shade yarn for this pattern to really give it an opportunity to show off the delicate design – we love Wendy Roam 4 ply in Bowness (2003) or Derwent (2002), as seen here. To see all of Claudia Eisenkolb’s designs, click here.
Knit some fabulous knee high socks to order with 3 shades of a 4 ply sock yarn, featuring fantastically fun stripes and a funky lace chunk at the top. The heel is knitted with a flap and picked up stitches, and these socks use decreases both in the calf and the foot sections for a super smooth fit. We recommend Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Fashion in Lime Green (1003) and Turquoise (1004) as seen below, with Black (1009) for the toe, heel, and top cuff. For the rest of Ann Hanssen’s patterns, click here.
Did the first 4 patterns scare you, dear reader? Are you thinking, ” I’d love to knit a sock, but I have no idea where to start!” Never fear – this is a beginners’ adult sock pattern by Louise Tilbrook (click here to see all of her patterns), designed with you in mind. This pattern is highly adaptable, so once you’ve got the hang of socks, you could add in a cable, a lace panel, or a different heel method. This sock is a top down design, using a heel flap and gusset and knitted on DPNs. We love Opal Little Prince superwash sock yarn, a gorgeous self-patterning yarn in beautiful shades that will make your eyes water. We love 7764, a blend of blues, pinks, and mauve, and 7765, a stunning earthy shade.
How to download the patterns: Click on the images above to download the free pattern – this requires you to create an account with LoveKnitting. If you’ve already shopped with us, then you will already have an account and can simply sign in. Many of you may receive our newsletter but have not yet created an account on our site. It only takes a few moments and once you have your free account, you can access all patterns that you download in your very own library! Learn more here.
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Last updated: May 18th, 2015.