5 Must-Have Patterns for Socktober
Socktober is here! Fire up those needles, it’s time to get knitting some socks!
Here’s a roundup of sock patterns made to show off all your fanciest hand-dyed skeins:
Really colorful yarns need a simple stitch pattern to shine. If you’re a little tired of vanilla socks (plain stockinette), give this pattern a try. Spice things up a bit by using a complimentary color as an accent on your toes & heels.
- Colorful, variegated yarn
- Mindless knitting
- On-the-go project
A brand-new pattern perfect for your Socktober cast-on. This sock features slipped stitch colorwork - which means you’ll only work with one color at a time. This is a perfect pattern if you’re curious about colorwork, but intimidated by carrying more than one color at a time.
- Partial skeins
- Easy colorwork
To be honest, I ran across this pattern on Instagram and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Not a little-bit-interested, full on dye-up-3-new-colors to make this pair of socks obsessed. Little Acorn features a modern twist on very traditional looking colorwork. Plus, this pair will look great for all of fall.
- Improving colorwork skills
- Using up small skeins
- Showcase worthy socks
Texture galore on this pretty pattern! Plus, it works well for moderately variegated colors & speckles. The stitch pattern helps distribute the individual colors in your yarn, giving your finished sock an even color appearance.
- Interesting, but not overly taxing
- Looks great in so many colors!
- Texture is attention grabbing
A sophisticated pattern, with lots of motion in the stitch pattern. Are they cables? Is it lace? I don’t know, but I know I need a pair! I do love that the foot portion is solid stockinette - I find cable crosses under my shoes to be uncomfortable, so this pattern gives you the best of both worlds.
- Solid color yarns
- A dressy pair of handknit socks
- Keeping your interest