Knitting patterns for colorful socks with designs that showcase self-striping yarn. Most patterns are free.
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Traffic Island Socks
An easy 2 row repeat chevron and lace sock pattern, knit from the top down with a short row heel. Designed for self-striping yarn. Sizes S, M & L. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Nicola W. Pictured projects by Pien-Ams and cshelley.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the recommended West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply Self Striping yarn used in the pictured project
Knit flat sideways and shaped with short rows so they "wrap" around the foot to create an interesting design with your self-striping yarn. Designed by Jeny Staiman for Knitty. Pictured projects by designer and djinniya.
Tiptoe Tulip Socks
Cuff down, heel flap socks knit in a 6 round repeat tulip lace stitch. 3 Sizes: S Small (medium, large) adult foot 19cm (21.5cm, 24cm), 7½(8½, 9½) in. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Josie Kitten for Stylecraft. A kit is also available.
- Get the free knitting pattern - at Deramore's add the pattern to your cart and "check out" without payment to get the link to the pattern
- Get the kit for less than $9
- Get the recommended Stylecraft Head Over Heels All Stars yarn inspired by the artist David Hockney
Longitudinal Rainbow Socks
These socks were designed for self-striping yarn with lengthwise stripes without seams to preserve the beauty of the colors. Designed by Nicola Susen. Available in English and German
- Get the free knitting pattern – English
- See the Ravelry page or get the German pattern
- Get the recommended Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball yarn on Amazon (Prime options available)
Pom Pom Socks Pattern and Video
Step-by-step expert instruction to knit multicolored footie socks with Wendy Bernard. This project is great for learning the basics of sock knitting. You will learn how to expertly turn a heel and shape a gusset, and then you’ll see how to graft the toe stitches together with Kitchener stitch. Pattern and instructional video class available for free with a free trial at Creativebug. Pictured projects by the designer and Lisa K who said this was her second pair of socks ever.
More Free Patterns
Flip Flop Socks
These Bikinisocken liners are knit in stockinette with a separate opening for the big toe to keep your skin comfy under the sandal thong. Designed by Regia Design Team. Pictured projects by binel, ina, and irmi-M. Uses 40-50 yards of fingering weight yarn - great for scrap yarn. Sizes EU 32 - 35 / 36 - 39 / 40 - 43. Available in English and German.
Twisted Breeze Socks With Swirls or Zigzags
Versatile cuff-down sock pattern with lots of options. 2 designs: 6 row repeat left and right swirl for mirrored image or zig zag. 4 sizes: extra small/ small/ medium/ large. 3 different yarn weights can be used: fingering, heavy fingering or sport weight yarn. Fitted arch that makes the sock feel like a hug on your foot and round toe. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Leah Oakley. Pictured projects by the designer and fun9.
A slipped stitch easy honeycomb pattern works equally well with self-striping yarn or 2 contrasting yarns and is comfortable to wear. Cuff-down socks with star toe and heel flap. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Anne Campbell. Pictured projects by Lunitink and katebaloh.
Designed by Yarnspirations, these socks give you warmth and comfort while still leaving your heal and toes free to grip and stabilize.
All Is Love Socks
Socks with “All You Need Is Love” and hearts in stranded colorwork. Designed by Cita Steinmeier. Available in English and Danish. Great with multi-colored yarn to automatically change colors.
Patterns for Purchase
I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks
This book makes knitting socks incredibly easy because along with the patterns it includes helpful hints and photos to create an entire wardrobe of footwear in three sizes for women. 8 different designs by Cynthia Guggemos. Extras and General Instructions sections provide useful information on yarn options, different cast-on techniques, choices between double-pointed needles and circular needles, and different types of Heels and Toes.
Learn to Knit Socks
Learn how to knit fabulous socks in this informative, online knitting class taught by knitted sock expert, designer and shop owner Lisa Carnahan. Best of all, this knitting class will teach you the three most popular methods of making socks so that you can knit socks with the technique YOU like best! Includes downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content.