New Favorites: Sock season

Does it mean anything, do you think, that the rate at which I bookmark sock patterns has seen a noticeable increase lately? I don’t think I feel any more inclined to knit a pair, but I’m all heart eyes for these: 


TOP: Near and Far by Hanna Lisa Haferkamp — I honestly don’t know which is more mesmerizing: the cable or the color

MIDDLE LEFT: Celebration Socks by Winter’s Weather Knits — I love the look of these as well as the backstory

MIDDLE RIGHT: Vinr by Andrea Mowry are toe-up, braid-laden, and ribbed on the bottom for a foot-hugging fit

BOTTOM: Year’s End by Veera Välimäki are simple enough to show off a groovy yarn but still interesting enough in the knitting


TOP: Pollen Socks by Annie Rowden are so pretty with allover 1/1 cables (except the bottom of the foot) which I find profoundly pleasant to knit!

BOTTOM: Striped Crew Socks by Purl Soho — I’m always a sucker for their simply striking socks (free pattern)

PREVIOUSLY in New Favorites: Quick Knits: Cowls

16 thoughts on “New Favorites: Sock season

  1. Sock yarns not only called to me, but I answered: I now have two pair on the needles! Yes, concurrent. One with cables, one with all-over broken rib. Both are delightful in a merino/nylon blend on 16″ US1 circs.

    • 16″ circs? Sounds too small for magic loop – too big for an average sock . . . does it work for a really stretchy sock?

  2. Karen, you should totally enter the magic world of sock knitting.
    It is small, allows you to play with e lot of techniques on a (relatively) small scale, and they are so great to wear….and repair ;-)
    Plus, they help me get my knitting mojo back, when it’s gone. But right now I’m all about sewing ! It is partly because, well, I was so crazy with socks I know have too much of them !

  3. I’m currently in the ban of Kerstin’s (Stine&Stitch) book SOXX BOOK – all those colorful fair Isle socks…. Perfect projects for in the handbag..

  4. I learned how to knit socks–finally–for SoB. I’m on my fifth pair. (Which also qualifies as NOT gift knitting, because they’re for me.)

    Just knit a pair of socks. You know you want to. Peer pressure, peer pressure! :P

  5. I love sock knitting in summer when we are away camping on our Xmas holidays (down here in the Southern Hemisphere) – portable, light and not a big pile of woolly warmth in my lap.

    I usually knit my husband a pair each summer for the following winter. As he doesn’t mind mixing colours up, I’ve taken to making a “casserole” pair for him, using up all my sock yarn scraps. Have a half-finished sock on the needles for him right now.

  6. Hi Karen, All the photos have disappeared from your WordPress blogposts – is anyone else having this problem? I can see the photos in your shop, and the lookbook. I have tried on different browsers, and on different devices (ipad, android phone). I have also looked at other wordpress blogs, and can see their photos. Could this be to do with the upgrade to Gutenberg/Wordpress 5? I hope this can be worked out, I’m getting withdrawal symptoms!

    • How odd! I can see the photos, and have checked multiple browsers and my phone, etc. Have you already tried restarting your browser?

      Is anyone else not seeing images on the posts?

    • Try clearing your cache, but also doublecheck your WP account to make sure you’ve enabled images rather than text only.

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