There are 349 designers, 263 knit designers, 51 crochet designers and 33 who offer both knit and crochet.
Today I wanted to highlight some of my favourite sock patterns. I don’t usually knit socks but I do love to wear hand knit socks and love to play with colour. This selection has inspired me to try harder this year and make more socks for ME.
I only found one pair of super bulky weight socks with a nice short row heel, these would be a quick knit and toasty warm.
Another quick knit, this time bulky yarn rather than super bulky. I’ve made these, super quick and easy to adapt for size, think my second pair I used 4 less sts for a slimmer fit, but they really are my go-to cold day socks and are great for wearing with my wellies on a dog walk.
Bulky/chunky yarn, bit of garter, but of stocking st and enough interest to keep you going to the end, this has options for 4ply/fingering weight and bulky/chunky yarn. I’ll be making a pair with chunk yarn for lolling on the sofa over the holidays.
Chunky/bulky yarn, stripes and an edgy, pop of colour. What’s not to love? These are a great stash buster, you could use a self striping yarn and a plain yarn, or change colour every stripe, it’s all good. This pattern is part of a larger ebook collection entitled ‘It’s not me, it’s you’ and that really makes me laugh. Hand’s up anyone who ever had a break up and wanted to say that? Me, me, me, lol.
I’m planning a pair of these for myself and some for my son (who until his feet became as big as canoes) used to steal my hand knit socks and wear them. Chunky/bulky yarn, nice little bit of pattern for interest and so cozy.
I couldn’t miss this one off the list with it’s bright colourwork and the chance to use up leftover balls of yarn from other projects. Bulky/chunky yarn and colourwork, really quick to make, that’s a win-win for me.
Aran weight yarn and great textures, this design is part of an ebook called Hubby Needs Socks, the other five patterns are all using 4ply/fingering weight yarn and are all sized for men. This pair is a quick knit but if you fancy a slower knit with cables, texture and man friendly sizing, do check out the ebook.
I know a few people who have made these and really rave about how great the pattern is, easy to adapt and it make use of those difficult hand dyed skeins you have no clue how to use. Worsted weight yarn, Rios by Malabrigo would be my choice.
These cute and pretty cabled socks use dk weight yarn and are perfect for the fashionable speckled skeins you’ve acquired with no real idea of what you might make, the designer comments that her daughter has pinched them already, I’ll take that as a win.
Textured squares and a good neutral would make the perfect for the men in my family, who are often a little bit fussy about their socks. It has texture so I’d enjoy the knitting but not such an obvious pattern that they’ll notice.
Slipped stitches and only one colour per row, mean this is the easiest colourwork you’ll find and the chance to make an odd ‘pair’ really appeals to me. Awesome stash busting potential and even if they don’t match, my son would wear them.