Monday 4 April 2022

8 sock patterns to cast on this Spring

Which season is your favourite? Mine is absolutely, without a doubt, Spring. I love to see the world come back to life after being dormant all Winter: spring bulbs, blossom, new leaves, and baby lambs. My wardrobe changes too: gone are darker colours, heavy jumpers, boots and layers, and I embrace dresses, brighter colours, lace and lightweight cardigans.

Do handmade socks have a place in my Spring wardrobe? Yes they do! I make all my socks from wool-blend yarns, and wool is an excellent temperature regulator, keeping my feet warm in Winter and cool when the weather warms up. I save my lace socks for Spring and Summer – the holes add a little extra ventilation and help to keep my feet at just the right temperature!

Are you looking for the perfect Spring sock project? Look no further. Here are 8 pattern suggestions from my back catalogue that would make perfect Spring socks.

Pick up any of these patterns between now and the end of May 2022, and you can get 15% off with the code SPRING (ends 11.59pm BST, Tuesday 31st May 2022, applies on both PayHip and Ravelry).


Three Sirens Socks

A striking pattern that really makes the most of variegated yarns. The slipped stitch cable pattern sits on top of a reverse stocking stitch background, making it stand out. I knitted the sample over an Easter weekend in a pale pastel with a little bit of sparkle.

Three Sirens Socks on Ravelry*

Three Sirens Socks on PayHip


Seed Head Socks

What’s my favourite part of Spring? It’s seeing those first blooms appear. The Seed Head Socks are a celebration of those blooms: as you knit them you’ll love seeing those tiny flowers growing off the central stem.

Seed Head Socks on Ravelry*

Seed Head Socks on PayHip


Hiding in the Bamboo

Looking for a project that’s simple enough to work on while you’re out and about? Hiding in the Bamboo is a lovely simple top-down sock pattern with a pattern that is easy to memorise, making it perfect for knitting while out of the house. The socks will also fit really well because they’re ribbed all over.

Hiding in the Bamboo on Ravelry*

Hiding in the Bamboo on PayHip


Effie and Bobby Socks

Want add a little playful charm to your socks? Why not add a frill? The Effie and Bobby Socks do just that! They’re simple top down socks with a frill knitted into the cuff. The Effie Socks are solid, while the Bobby Socks feature an all-over lace pattern. Perfect for summer picnics!

Effie Socks on Ravelry*

Effie Socks on PayHip


Bobby Socks on Ravelry*

Bobby Socks on PayHip


Knit Night Collection

I designed this collection to honour three of my favourite knitting friends. All three socks feature intuitive lace patterns that are perfect for out and about knitting. The bright colours make me think of Spring blooms.

Knit Night Collection on Ravelry*

Knit Night Collection on PayHip


Sara Elin Socks

A pop of pink is just perfect for a Spring day! The Sara Elin Socks feature a strong diagonal lace pattern that is intuitive to knit, especially once you get to the leg.

Sara Elin Socks on Ravelry*

Sara Elin Socks on PayHip


Amy Socks

This lace pattern creates a gorgeous ripple effect. Hard to believe it’s just decreases and yarnovers!

Amy Socks on Ravelry*

Amy Socks on PayHip


Lynda Socks

The socks that inspired the Knit Night Collection. Named after my friend Lynda who first encouraged me to knit socks.

Lynda Socks on Ravelry*

Lynda Socks on PayHip

Pick up any of these patterns between now and the end of May 2022, and you can get 15% off with the code SPRING (ends 11.59pm BST, Tuesday 31st May 2022, applies on both PayHip and Ravelry).

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