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Published on September 25th, 2013 | by Serena


Free sock knitting pattern: Araucania Cesta de Flores

Knit up a basket of flowers for your feet

What could be better than a gorgeous hand-painted sock knitting yarn, inspired by the Lake Ranco in Chile and made of 75% sheepswool, combined with 25% nylon to give your socks strength and shape?

How about a beautiful flower-motif sock pattern to go with it? Aurelie Colas has written this charming pattern for Araucania Ranco sock yarn, using stitch textures to create a pretty little flower motif. Cesta de Flores translates to ‘basket of flowers’ and that is just what you will be knitting. With a mock argyle pattern lower down the socks and a choice of toe shapes, this design is intricate enough to keep even the most accomplished knitters entertained!


Araucania Ranco knitting yarn:

Inspired by the beauty of Lake Ranco in Chile, Araucania’s Ranco sock knitting wool will delight knitters, with its high wool content and gorgeous hand-painted shades.

There are 16 shades of Ranco available at loveknitting so take your pick!


To download the pattern: click on the picture above and the pattern will open in a separate window. Be patient; it can take some time! If that doesn’t work, right-click instead and select ‘Save link as…’ This will save the pattern as a pdf on your computer, which you can then find and print. If you’ve clicked on the pattern and nothing seems to be happening, your computer may have saved it as a pdf; try looking in your ‘Downloads’ folder.

Helpful tips:

Follow these links for demonstrations of the cast-on and cast-off methods used in the pattern.

A little new to socks? Getting in a muddle? Contact our customer service team – and send us your project stories, we love to hear how you get on with our patterns!

About the Author

Serena loves sunshine, strawberries and Great Danes. She has gone from non-knitter to yarn obsessive in under two years, and is determined to drag the rest of the world along with her.

Last updated: May 8th, 2014.

18 Responses to Free sock knitting pattern: Araucania Cesta de Flores

  1. Muriel says:

    What a lovely pattern and scrumptious sock yarn. Such a shame the pattern download does not include the image of the sock. Perhaps it could be updated?

  2. Helen says:

    Wow, there are some beautiful colours here. Just completed my first pair of socks and ready to try the next.

  3. Joy Gilbertson says:

    How am I supposed to buy anything when I dont have you r banking details for internet banking I dont do paypal I live in New Zealand not anywhere else
    Thaks for no reply Joy

    • Serena says:

      Dear Joy,

      You can use a Visa or Mastercard to pay for your order – just place the items in your basket, proceed to the checkout and you will be asked for your payment and delivery details. We use the highest security available for online payments – top-level Enterprise-Validate (EV) SSL encryption technology from Comodo – and we do not keep any of your card details.

      We deliver to New Zealand; you can see the NZ version of our site here

      Best wishes,

      Serena and the loveknitting team

  4. Joyce Fox says:

    Wow! Look lovely. I’ve knitted lots of socks but never toe up wards so going to do try these after cardigan. This queue is getting longer but I’ll catch up in winter, honest

  5. Aurelie says:


    I am the designer of these socks. Many thanks to all of you who wrote nice comments about my socks.

    This pattern is distributed by Designer Yarns Ltd, who distribute Araucania yarns in the UK. You may want to check with them if they could include picture to the original PDF. ; the original PDF can be downloaded in the “Downloads” section

    You can see more pictures on the Ravelry page describing the pattern here:—cesto-de-flores


  6. Lyndy Urquhart says:

    Brilliant ………….so good to find socks on 4 needles. Beautiful yarn too.

  7. Sally Juras says:

    Shame all the yarn appears to be out of stock!?

  8. Susan Whelan says:

    Why are you emailing customers with offers that are out of stock?

    • Carly says:

      Hi Susan, unfortunately the yarn sold out in about 6 hours! We didn’t anticipate the offer to be so popular. If you email they can let you know when it’s back in stock.

  9. Jesslin says:

    A sock so popular, the yarn is already gone! 😀 Once the current pair is off the needles, I think this sock may well be the next, once I’ve charted it (I’m a firm believer in charts.) A little cutting and pasting will put the picture with the pattern in a word processor, or just save the picture separately with a similar name so you can find it, for those like me who really prefer to have a picture – it reminds me why I liked the pattern in the first place. Thanks so much for this lovely free-bee!

  10. Judy Couling says:

    To get the image I saved the image with the same name as the socks with a 2. That way they are saved together and you can print a picture and have it along side the print out of the instructions. Hope this idea helps those who wanted the image too. x

  11. Marie Cassidy Walker says:

    Really disappointed that all the yarn for Araucania Ranco socks has sold out even though I didn’t get your newsletter until 20th and looked on your site on 21st. It must have sold like clockwork! Please could you let me know when you have some more in stock.

    • Carly says:

      Hi Marie, the promotion started on the 20th and the yarn sold out in about 6 hours! We didn’t anticipate the offer to be so popular. If you email they can let you know when it’s back in stock.

  12. Carmen Smith says:

    I agree with Muriel, the image of all patterns should be on pattern page.

    Thank you

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