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.

Payment is by Paypal (credit card or balance) and download through Ravelry. You should receive a pattern download email from Ravelry shortly after you pay (or after your eCheck clears).

$6.50 CAD

Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.

26 Responses to “Delicious Knee Socks Pattern!”

  1. grumperina

    Absolutely beautiful! Didn’t realize that the stripey ones and the over-the-knee ones would be the same pattern!

  2. Mary K. in Rockport

    I’m trying out your short heel tutorial with a different heel color, like Delicious. Is it correct that I do not have to break off the original color? It will be waiting there at the corner after the heel is complete?

  3. Seanna Lea

    I was going to ask you what calf size D was and then I reread the pattern description. Now I know how much yarn I need to get!

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    Those selections of yarns are beautiful. Unfortunately I have to wear compression socks, so I am unable to knit my own. But I sure would love to wear some socks in those fun colors! There isn’t much of a color selection for compression socks. They started making the athletic ones in nice colors like green and pink, hopefully I will start to see some medical compression socks in colors like you have shown above!

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