Pattern Previews for 52 Weeks of Socks, Vol. II
Fancy one or two sock designs to love? Well, what about 52? Take a look at all the sock pattern featured in the 52 Weeks of Socks, Vol. II.
Habemik by Aleks Byrd
These bottom-up socks are embellished with Estonian knitted fringe, evocative of reeds moving in the wind. A great opportunity to use up mini skeins or leftovers! The fringe is worked as stripes in one and two contrast colours. The heel is worked with a gusset of increased stitches and a heel flap. The heel turn is worked with German Short Rows.
Yarn: Frida Fuchs Remmidemmi Sock & Frida Fuchs Remmidemmi Sock Mini Füchse
Harvest by Agata Mackiewicz
These socks are inspired by ears of grain and the abundance of autumn. Cables, nupps, twisted rib and textured stitches create a magical combination. The socks are knitted toe up with a heel flap and with sole stitches at the bottom.
Yarn: Olann Sock Lite
Rapunzel by Agata Mackiewicz
Named after the fairy tale princess, these socks are full of cute details. The textured pattern on the front represents Rapunzel’s stone tower, while the floral lace looks like travelling vines. The socks are knitted cuff down with an Eye of the Partridge Heel and gusset on the bottom of the foot. A folded picot-edge cuff adds an adorable detail.
Yarn: Slavica Yarns Domovik
Gaufrette by Alma Bali
These socks feature a fun, puckered texture. It reminded Alma Bali of the delicious Gaufres de Bruxelles, Belgian waffles — hence the name. The socks are knitted from toe to cuff and feature a Fleegle Heel and an all-over small-scaled 2-colour colourwork pattern.
Yarn: La Bien Aimée Merino Super Sock
Panen by Amelia Putri
Panen means “harvest” in Bahasa Indonesia — a joyful time when all the hard work is paid off. This design is inspired by that special time of year and the way it brings communities together. The reversible socks are knitted from the cuff down with all-over ribbing and a cable motif. They have a heel flap and gusset.
Yarn: Papiput Supersoft Sock
Seigaiha by Anke von Ahrentschildt
This colourwork motif is reminiscent of a Japanese geometric pattern called “Seigaiha”, composed of overlapping concentric circles. In the past, it was used to represent water on maps. The socks are worked from the cuff down and they feature a German Short Row Heel.
Yarn: Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Twin
Spadok by Anna Radchenko
These comfortable slippers feature elaborate colourwork motifs both on the instep and on the sole. They are worked in the round from heel to toe with a decorative colourwork pattern. The leg opening is finished with a neat i-cord edge.
Yarn: Rauma Garn Finull
My Favourite Yoga Socks by Ara Stella
These open-toe and open-heel socks will keep your feet warm without being slippery on the yoga mat. The traditional Dewdrop Stitch on the calf is invigorated in a modern colour. The loose fit on the calf gives them a cool ’90s vibe.
Yarn: ARA STELLA BonBon
Lucky Girl Socks by Arantxa Casado
These socks are a fun mix of rustic tweed and bright neon. The scalloped edge adds a romantic touch, while the neon slipped stitches are reminiscent of sports socks from the ’80s and ’90s. The socks are worked from the top down and feature a non-reinforced heel flap and gusset.
Yarn: Schachenmayr Regia Tweed 4-ply & Lang Yarns Jawoll
Elise by Ashley Ratnam
These ankle-length socks are inspired by blooming flowers and tall trees. The small cables and lace give the look of leaves climbing up your foot. Thes socks are worked from the toe up and have an Afterthought Heel.
Yarn: RSBSY Cashmerino Sock
Goldenrod by Avery Erb
These top-down socks were inspired by Avery Erb’s childhood memories: blooming goldenrods, hay bales and Wisconsin prairies that turn yellow at the end of summer. The socks feature a heel flap, 1 x 1 Half Twisted Ribbing and a playful and straightforward Grass Stitch and Eyelet pattern.
Yarn: The Fibre Co. Amble
Ananas by Bailey Jacobs
These socks are a modern, textural nod to hot summers, the tropics, 1970s kitsch and Bailey Jacobs’ grandmother — affectionately known as Nana. The socks are knitted from the cuff down, utilizing knits, purls and stranded colourwork.
Yarn: Hello Stella Fibres Highland Fingering
Forest Trail by Barbara von Stieglitz
These socks feature a pattern composed of twisted stitches, narrow cables and purl stitches that run around the leg and over the instep. The socks are knitted top down. The French Heel with a reinforced slipped-stitch heel flap and garter stitch edging provides a good fit.
Yarn: John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock 4-ply
Joyce by Charlotte Stone
A simple 2-colour colourwork motif runs throughout these socks, creating floral stripes. It was inspired by the designer’s grandma, Joyce, and her daisy-patterned dress. These socks are knitted from the cuff down. The heel is an easy-to-work no-wrap short row heel.
Yarn: GigglingGecko Socklandia Soxs
Romance by Christelle Bagea
These socks are delicate yet comfortable, evocative of spring flowers. The traditional Estonian Star Flower Stitch pattern looks intricate but is actually easy to work. The socks are worked from the toe up and feature a reinforced heel.
Yarn: Tricot & Stitch Extrafine Fingering
Boixac by Elena Solier Jansà
“Boixac” is the Catalan name for Calendula Officinalis, one of Elena Solier Jansà’s favourite plants. A flower motif is repeated throughout the sock. The socks are knitted from the toe up and feature a Fleegle Heel.
Yarn: Woolly Mammoth Fibre Company Hearth
Norfeu by Elena Solier Jansà
These colourwork motifs were inspired by the Norfeu Cape in the Mediterranean, where the blues and greens of the sea and sky blend with the earthy tones of the landscape. The socks are knitted from the toe up. An Afterthought Heel will be worked after completion of the sock.
Yarn: Xolla Pastoreta
Ofidi by Elena Solier Jansà
These gorgeous colourwork slippers have a great fit. Thanks to a tight gauge, they are hard-wearing and stay in shape. The slippers are knitted from the heel to the toe in all-over stranded colourwork. A neat i-cord edge will be worked after the completion of the slipper.
Yarn: Xolla Pastoreta
Ipseitas by Emilie Hallet
The fun mosaic pattern on the leg of these socks looks like tiny fir trees. Main and contrast colours are reversed for the left and right sock, allowing both colours to shine. The socks are knitted from the toe up and feature a heel flap.
Yarn: Walk Collection Tough Sock
Bequem Eleganz by Emma Brace
There is something cosy yet elegant about a pair of cream-and-brown textured socks. Inspired by the simple Seed Stitch and a trip to Paris, these socks enjoy mixing techniques and textures. The socks are knitted from the top down with a short row heel and a simple detail running down the back and sides.
Yarn: Rosa Pomar Mondim, Daughter of a Shepherd Drover & (Vi)Laines Boulettes Chaussettes Sock
Anni by Emma Ducher
This design was inspired by textile artist Anni Albers and her husband, artist Josef Albers, figures of the Bauhaus movement. Their work is a fascinating play of geometry and colour. The socks are worked from top to toe with an Afterthought Heel.
Yarn: The Uncommon Thread Everyday Sock
Flou by Fabienne Gassmann
These ruffled socks put a spring in your step! Wear them with a floaty dress or add a bit of eye-catching fun to restrained cropped trousers. The short, ankle-skimming socks feature a picot edge and ruffles. They are worked from the top down with a heel flap and gusset. The ruffle is picked up as you go in contrasting silk mohair and knitted in the round on larger needles.
Yarn: Ovis et Cetera Igneae & The Wool Kitchen Mohair Silk Lace
Aloe by Fay Dashper-Hughes
These socks feature two-coloured dip stitches: a technique that looks difficult but is actually easy to get to grips with. The extra yarn used creates squish and warmth. The socks are knitted cuff down with a heel flap.
Yarn: Garthenor Organic Snowdonia Sock
Eorna by Heather Nolan
The Eorna (Irish for “barley grass”) socks were designed after the way fields of grass glint in the golden hour sun. The motif is worked in just two colours — great for colourwork novices. The socks are knitted from cuff to toe with an Afterthought Heel. The tight gauge and an added strand of silk mohair ensure durability.
Yarn: Woollen Twine Fibre Studio Corriedale Sock & Biches et Bûches Le Petit Silk et Mohair
Aurora by Heli Rajavaara
These socks feature an easy-to-memorise cable pattern that travels all around the sock — including the heel. The socks are worked from the cuff down and feature a heel flap.
Yarn: Nurja Merino Sock
Nyrkys by Jenna Kostet
These stranded colourwork socks were named after Nyrkys or Nyyrikki, who in Baltic–Finnic mythology is mentioned as a god of hunting. The socks are knitted from the cuff down. The heel flaps are knitted with a reinforced stitch pattern for durability.
Yarn: Regia Premium Merino Yak
Heart Drop by Jenny Ansah
These delicate socks have a simple but beautiful textured pattern, with long yarn loops forming little hearts. The socks are knitted toe up. The leg and instep feature a textured pattern, and the heel is worked as an Afterthought Heel.
Yarn: Aara Yarns Tuuma
Drowse by Kaori Katsurada
The brioche on the legs of the Drowse socks gives them a loose and relaxed look. Perfect for those afternoon naps! The socks are worked from the cuff down with a heel flap.
Yarn: Life in the Long Grass Earth
Enrai by Keiko Kikuno
These socks are worked in a striped pattern, alternating colours every two rounds. Foot and leg lengths are easy to adjust by working more or fewer rounds. The socks are worked toe-up and feature a short row heel.
Yarn: Amirisu Trek
Grid by Keiko Kikuno
These fascinating intarsia socks feature a rather unusual construction: they are worked flat from left to right of the foot. The stripes and slipped stitches create a grid pattern. The socks are worked from left to right of the foot, flat.
Yarn: Miss Bab Putnam
Hilda by Kristin Drysdale
This whimsical flower motif reminded Kristin Drysdale of the Norwegian Rosemaling paintings and her Scandinavian heritage. The slippers are named after her great-grandpa’s oldest sister. The slippers are knitted from heel to toe and lightly felted.
Yarn: Rauma Garn 3 tr. Strikkegarn
Bobblestone by Laura Moorats
Laura Moorats loves exploring different ways of creating bobbles — they are such a fun and versatile detail! These socks require some patience, but the result is well worth it. The socks are knitted toe up and feature a Fleegle Heel.
Yarn: laurelknits BFL Silky Sock
Dulcimer by Lindsey Fowler
The dulcimer is a stringed instrument often used in folk music. It has a uniquely warm, magical sound. With her socks, Lindsey Fowler sought to embody the beauty of this wooden instrument. These socks are knitted cuff down and feature a heel flap. Before the second Latvian Braid transition into the heel, indicated sts are dropped to create the channels you will later go back to and gather with a crocheted chain.
Yarn: The Farmers Daughter Fibers Moon Sisters & Squish Fingering
Cougar Ridge by Lori Wagner
This combination of lace, texture and cables is sure to keep your interest. Inspiration for the design came from Lori Wagner’s love of hiking — Cougar Ridge is one of her favourite trails. The socks are worked from top down and feature a textured lace pattern framed on either side with 1 x 1 cables and a slipped-stitch heel flap and turning the heel.
Yarn: Lolodidit Loriginal
Lakolk by Lotta H Löthgren
The name of the Lakolk socks comes from a beach on the Danish coast. They are an ode to the ever-changing but still constant landscape created by the sand, the sea and the light. The socks are knitted from the cuff down with a heel flap and a contrasting colour on the cuff, toe and heel.
Yarn: Fru Valborg Corriedale 2ply
Luis by Lucía Ruiz de Aguirre Rodriguez
The inspiration for this pattern came from playing with knit and purl stitches in colourwork — how simple geometry yields a beautiful texture. The socks are worked top down, featuring an Afterthought Heel.
Yarn: Feliz y Punto Yarns Sosoft Sock
Rhythm by Marie-Christine Lévesque
These socks combine stripes and texture in a simple but fun way. Feel free to play with your favourite colours! The socks are worked from the cuff down with a heel flap and gusset construction.
Yarn: Katia United Socks
Hexie Diamond by Nancy Wheeler
These socks feature a lovely slipped-stitch cable pattern. It may look complicated but is surprisingly easy and intuitive to knit. The socks have a top-down construction with a heel flap and gusset that gives a lovely fit. They are finished with a rounded toe.
Rosebay by Paula Pereira
These socks feature a cute, embroidery-like flower pattern and Stockinette Stitch. The flowers are worked as you knit using a crochet hook. The socks are knitted from the toe up, with Judy’s Magic Cast-On for the cast-on and a short row heel.
Yarn: Rosa Pomar Mondim
Lato by Paula Wiśniewska
These ankle-length socks are adorned with a lace motif that mimics the shapes and structures of citrus slices. They are perfect for the summer — “lato” in Polish. The socks are knitted from the top down and feature a German Short Row Heel and a rounded toe.
Yarn: Julie Asselin Nomade
Daybreak by Pauliina Kuunsola
These socks are meditative to knit and versatile to wear. Worked in DK-weight yarn and featuring a long, foldable double-cuff the socks are warm and cosy. The socks are worked from the toe up and feature a short row heel. The textured pattern looks different on the right and wrong side, so when worn folded, the look of the socks changes.
Yarn: Nurja Merino Sock DK
Rocails by Pope Vergara
These might be the cutest socks you have ever seen — and they are also fun to make! The striped socks are decorated with beads and finished with a mohair ruffle. The socks are knitted top down with a heel flap.
Yarn: Madeja Sur Sock & Kid Mohair & Purl Soho Mineral Silk
Alegría by Rebekka Mauser
These socks have a fun, unusual construction, starting from the heel. The instep and the leg are worked in an easy-to-work mix of garter and slipped stitches.
Yarn: (Vi)laines Faces-Bleues Fing & Douillettes
Montemuro by Rosa Pomar
This mosaic sock pattern has been adapted from a traditional sock design from the Montemuro mountains in Portugal. This technique has been used for generations to decorate socks that are lovingly made for sons and husbands from handspun yarn in natural ecru and dark brown. Like all traditional Portuguese garments, the socks are worked inside-out. These socks are knitted from cuff to toes with a heel flap.
Yarn: Rosa Pomar Mondim & Vovó
Tennis Socks by Sarah Heymann
These fun colourwork socks were inspired by store-bought tennis socks that fit well and look great with sneakers. The word KNITTER is placed on the leg — but knit any text you want to! The socks are knitted from the top down with a French Heel.
Yarn: Isager Sock Yarn
Hawick by Sofia Sackett
These socks are named after the Scottish town Hawick where the word “tweed” was invented. The thick fabric created by slipped stitches yields utilitarian warmth and hardiness. The socks are knitted toe up and feature mosaic colourwork paired with a classic Wedge Toe, a German Short Row Heel and a ribbed cuff in a contrasting colour.
Yarn: Rosa Pomar Mondim
Pinwheel by Summer Lee
Summer Lee is always looking for inspiration from other handicrafts. This time, the beauty of traditional pinwheel quilts caught her eye as a sock-worthy, graphic pattern. The socks are knitted from the cuff down with a Forethought Heel.
Yarn: Lang Jawoll
The Weaver’s Socks by Sveina Björk Jóhannesdóttir
The pattern in these socks reminded Sveina Björk Jóhannesdóttir of woven cloth. In the sole, all threads are worked together, which creates a nice, dense fabric. The socks are worked top down and have a traditional construction with a heel flap and gusset.
Yarns: Lang Cloud, Filcolana Arwetta & Holst Titicac
Amber by Veera Välimäki
These socks are sure to keep your feet toasty on a cold day. They have a lovely rusty colour and fuzzy mohair to add extra warmth. The socks are worked from top down and feature a ribbed texture and a heel flap.
Yarns: Aara Yarn Aatos & Hieno
Berries & Bird Tracks by Yucca / Yuka Takahashi
These textural socks have a beautiful, timeless look. The stitch pattern runs on the top of the foot and up the leg. The textural socks are worked toe up and feature a heel flap and gusset.
Yarn: Grenouille Co. Sock 85/15
Kissa by Yucca / Yuka Takahashi
These socks feature an interesting textural pattern. The cuff and heel are worked in a contrasting colour — a great way to use leftovers! The socks are worked toe up with a short row heel.
Yarn: Mominoki Yarn Sock Happ
Ordinary Love by Yuri Kader Kojima
When Yuri Kader Kojima was little, her socks were embroidered to distinguish between her and her sister’s. This simple but beautiful pattern is part of a series inspired by a mother’s love. The socks are worked from the cuff down with a heel flap. After the socks are knitted and blocked, embroidery is applied to the sides.
Yarn: The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Pishkun & leftover yarn for embroidery