More Patterns for a Golden Age of Sock Yarns

By Kay Gardiner
July 26, 2019

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  • Field Henley by Lindsay Inouye (IG Standardknits)has been on my list for awhile and there’s a sock yarn option!

  • In a fit of shameless self-promotion, I’d like to suggest my Leftovers Cowl pattern for all those leftover bits of sock yarn you don’t know what to do with, apart from knitting a mitered square blanket.

    • I fell in love with this gorgeous pattern when I first saw it on Ravelry. I feel like I’m in training for it… First I knit a solid cowl in this shape, then a striped one… I will get there!

  • I am a fan of vests knit in sock yarn, especially ones with color work. The finer yarn gives more precise detail, and the resulting garment isn’t too warm. I wanted to knit one based on Camille Descoteaux’s “Alaska” hat pattern. So I knit the hat as a gauge / color concept swatch, did the math and started the vest.

    • Pictures please!??

  • Rievaulx reminds me of Julia Farwell Clay’s “Albers” although it does not use sock yarn.

    • I have knit many Baby Surprise jackets in sock yarn. Washable for the new mom! And all it takes is one gorgeous skein.

  • afternoon tea by helen stewart:
    made several of these shawlettes as gifts.

  • I’ve been making Tim Can Knits Flax Light sweaters for my grandchildren this summer. I just cast on the 6th one. Solids, stripes, speckles…Fun!

  • I knit Kathleen Dames’ Mariage Soeurs in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Stock and the stitch definition was superb! It was a great marriage of yarn and pattern.

  • This sweater has been calling my name since it was released…
    The Gaudi-inspired “stained glass” colorwork yoke is perfect for a brightly-colored sock yarn.

  • I’m looking for vest pattern (women’s small) Using sock yarn would be fabulous. Recommendations?

  • I made my Winterfell cardi out of Work Sock from Mad Tosh. I’m SeaAndStone on Ravelry.

  • Jen Lucas’ excellent “Sock-Yarn Accessories” has 20 patterns, only 2 of which are socks – if, of course, you can bring yourself to stop compulsively knitting socks – as some of us [cough] have difficulty doing….

  • The unisex baby cardigan pattern is one I’ve been searching for

  • Beautiful garments, any patterns for easy knitting?

  • Baby sweaters are a perfect use of sock yarn in my mind. Washable, hard wearing, not too heavy. Made to order.

  • Sock Yarn Shawls by Jen Lucas, available from Martindale

    • Good call. Love these patterns! Did one or two before I ever tried knitting socks.


    I knitted this in Sock yarn and it worked really well.

  • Just finished this in a fingering gradient and it flew off the needles! Only finishing was weaving in the ends. Love it!

  • Sock yarn is perfect for knitting clothes in sock yarn. Washability is my priority. I’d like the clothes to be worn a lot and no one I know enjoys hand washing.