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Published on May 19th, 2015 | by Angie


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!

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1. ”Whatever” by Twistedjumbuck

5 free sock patterns: whatever by Twistedjumbuck


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.

Regia Design Line 4 ply


2. Traffic Island Socks by RedScot

5 free sock patters: traffic island by redscot


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. 

Sirdar Heart and Sole


3. ”Hisuiiro socks” by Claudia Eisenkolb

5 free sock patterns: Hisuiiro socks by claudia  eisenkolb

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. 

Wendy Roam 4 ply

4. ”Kalamata knee highs” by Anne B Hanssen

5 free sock patterns: kalamata knee highs by anne b hanssen


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. 

Lana Grossa Meilenweit 100 Fashion


5. Adult Sock for beginners, by Louise Tilbrook

5 free sock patters: beginner socks by Louise tilbrook


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.

Opal Little Prince


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.

What do you love about knitting socks? Tell us in the comments below! 

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Jack of all trades, Master of Netflix and video games. A musician by passion, a gamer by choice, and a crafter by chance: I write about knitting and crochet, design fun patterns, and blog at GamerCrafting!

Last updated: May 18th, 2015.

9 Responses to 5 Free superb sock patterns

  1. Mairi Johnston says:

    Want to know about your fabby knitting patterns and always wanted to knit a pair of socks !

  2. Gloria Hill says:

    Thank you for the patterns I choice the sock for beginners. I have made socks you pull on there is no heel all I need is the courage to start. Again THANK YOU!!! Gloria

  3. Tracey says:

    Just want to say a big thank you to the designers who have allowed their patterns to be given away. All 5 designs look fantastic and once I got a UFO or two out of the way I shall make myself a pair… or 5!

  4. Monique says:

    I find it most relaxing to knit socks. Thanks for the knee high pattern. I have a friend who wants knee highs in hot pink. The pattern is a start, now I need to find 4ply in the color. Thank you.

  5. Bobbie says:

    Thank you to the generous designers for sharing your lovely patterns. I always have at least one pair ofsox on my DPN’s as my dear man won’t wear bought sox anymore! Any chance of a sock pattern with separate big toe ? Cheers and thanks Bobbie B

  6. Niamhs Nanny says:

    The patterns are fab thank you. Hand knitted socks are greatly appreciated by my friends and family. I have a pair on the needles constantly, and it’s a small enough project to take anywhere.

  7. Lesley Broadley says:

    I have been looking for sock patterns my partner has that awful habit of walking around on the concrete with his socks on so i told him i am going to make him some so he said go for it so i am , so thank you for the free patterns much appreciated lol .

  8. Margaret Barrell says:

    I love making socks in a variety of patterns in different colours and give them as presents, there are just the thing if you have arthritis as they are a small project and are not heavy to hold. Thank you for your patterns.

  9. Adhiti says:

    tJust came across this post. Thank you for this – always wanted to try socks. Did once before but made a mess of the whole thing. Maybe i’ll try again sometime 🙂

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