Delicious Knee Socks Pattern!

The Delicious Knee Socks pattern is now up for sale!

delicious stripey knee socks!

You’ll have lots of fun knitting and wearing these striped knee socks! Knit a custom fit in a variety of foot sizes and calf sizes – over forty size combinations. A slipped stitch “seam” up the back of the leg hides the usual jog between the stripes and looks pretty too. If you don’t want stripes, just knit them in a beautiful solid colour for socks you’ll reach for all the time!

These socks are knit in the round from the toe up, with a Turkish/Eastern cast on and short row heel. Also included are notes on how to knit a pair of over-the-knee socks!

Foot Size: 7 [7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5. 10] inches / 17.5 [19, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5] cm foot circumference.
Calf Measurement: 12 [13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18] inches / 30.5 [33, 35.5, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5] cm around the widest part of the calf.

Foot Sizes: 7 [7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5. 10] inches / 17.5 [19, 20.5, 21.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5] cm foot circumference.
Foot Length: approximately 8 [8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11] inches / 20.5 [21.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5, 26.5, 28] cm.

Calf Sizes: A [B, C, D, E, F, G]
Finished Calf Sizes: 10.5 [11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13.5, 14.5] inches / 26.5 [28, 29.5, 30.5, 32, 34, 37] cm.
Leg Length: 17 [17, 17, 17.5, 17.5, 17.5, 18] inches / 43 [43, 43, 44.5, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5] cm from bottom of heel including top ribbing. Notes are given for how to adapt for a shorter or longer leg.

Knitted fabric is stretchy and requires negative ease! If you are between sizes, knit the smaller size.

Needles and Notions
2.0mm/US 0 set of 5 double pointed needles, 2 circulars or 1 long circular needle for magic loop; or size needed of obtain gauge.
Split stitch marker or safety pin; tapestry needle; thread covered elastic if desired.

Fingering Weight yarn of approximately 370 yds / 336 m per 100 g.
Shown in Indigo Moon Fingering Weight, 370 yds/100 g, 1 skein each in Chocolate and Raspberry.
Note: I split each skein into 2 balls by weight, and used 1 Chocolate and 1 Raspberry ball per sock, with a small amount of leftovers.

Yardage Required varies greatly on foot/calf combinations! Here’s a range:

MC (raspberry/thin stripe): 246 – 376 yards
CC (chocolate/thick stripe): 301 – 460 yards

(Email me if you want more specific amounts for your size and I’ll be happy to send the info along!)

32 stitches and 48 rounds = 4 / 10cm square in stockinette stitch worked in the round. in the back!


This eight-page PDF file contains instructions for knitting your very own custom-fit pair of knee socks. It also includes instructions on how to turn your knee socks into over-the-knee socks with a cabled leg detail! Shown in Dream in Color Smooshy, 2 skeins for foot size 8, calf size D.

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$6.50 CAD

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FO: more and taller socks

I started these ones in India but didn’t get very far – I think I was on the top of the increases when I got home. These started out with the intention of being knee socks, but once I hit the ribbing I just kept going! I thought they would end up thigh-high, but they’re more like just over the knee with the ribbing a bit scrunched.

242.365 - over the knees

In the front they’re just plain:

over the knee socks

But in the back there’s a wee cable (mirrored between the two socks) right up from the bottom up the heel to the start of the ribbing. in the back!

Tough to photograph since the yarn is so dark! I used 2 skeins of Dream in Color Smooshy in Midnight Derby – a fantastic colour. My knee socks pattern (for the stripey ones) is nearly complete, so I’m going to add in notes on how to turn them into over-the-knee socks into that pattern.

Somehow I’ve been plugging away at several big projects so now I have one almost complete (just needs blocking and buttons) sweatercoat and one almost complete cardigan as well! Oh, I did take a photo of the cardigan last week, so here it is.

I seem to be liking the circular yoke lately

I still need to figure a collar and buttonband treatment, but I’m getting there!

can’t believe I almost forgot to post this!

I’ve been going through my trip photos trying to distill them into a good slideshow length for the family (get-together over Easter = trip slideshow time) and I found this one that Vig took!

yarn by bike

This was in Udaipur, Rajasthan (the place with the windy, hilly roads, lake palace, and Octopussy). We were just walking along, and I looked down and alley…and said, “Is that what I think it is?!”

yarn by bike

This dude was selling yarn off the back of his bike! There were at least 2 other women checking out the yarn as well. I was a little shy to ask anything about it (obviously I am studying it very intensely in that photo above!) but I felt it a bit – very un-soft, and the colours were pretty flat too. It didn’t really feel like wool, it was probably synthetic. I think that was the only time I saw yarn for sale in India! I think it was pretty cool!

Checking in on my sweater jacket-in-progress, here’s an updated pic as of Thursday:

getting there...

Right now I’m doing some edging at the bottom (nothing fancy, just garter stitch) and then I’ll be casting off the body! It’s about 21 inches from the underarm, plus another two or so to go. Then it’s onto the sleeves!