New Year, New Socks: 5 Beauties We Love

What’s that? You’re jonesing for a new sock pattern and just don’t know where on earth to look?

We’re here to help.

Designers love cooking up sock patterns. We love getting to play with sock yarns. (You can see our sock yarns at the bottom of this post and up top in the gallery.)

These five patterns have us scheming and dreaming. (Each pattern name is a link to the Ravelry page where you can purchase these designs.)

Thanks to these designers for giving us new brain teasers!

Basic Sock with Integrated Heel by Ailbíona McLochlainn

Brilliant! Ailbíona has engineered a heel that behaves like the flap-and-gusset classic, yet she works it in the round rather than having to stop and work the flap back and forth.

No Fear Shorty Socks by Denise DeSantis

Denise’s No Fear Sock Knitting Class on YouTube is a gift to the universe: a series of free video classes where she teaches the basics of sock knitting. These little socks are the pattern that goes with the class. She’s so good!

Intersections by Marceline Smith

Gorgeous. This sort of texture really sings when worked in a solid or semisolid yarn. Here’s how to set yourself up to gaze upon your feet with wonderment.

Fleet Feet Socks by Fatimah Hinds

Fatimah is, among many things, a teacher of math. She’s always playing around with cables, and here she sends them on amazing, curving journeys. The result is winged victory in sock form.

Curio Socks by Andrea Mowry

Toe up, with an afterthought heel. Your color-shifting, variegated, colorwow sock yarns will look fantastic in this pattern. And solids will work well, too. Just a cool, unexpected design.

photo credits: Ailbíona McLochlainn, Denise DeSantis, Laine Publishing, Barbara Benson, and Andrea Mowry

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