Coffee & Cupcakes by Meaghan Schmaltz

Coffee & Cupcakes

March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round, taken after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
1 (2, 3): 7 (8.5, 9.5)” / 18 (21.5, 24) cm circumference at the widest part of the foot; length of foot is customizable.
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Toe-up hand knit socks with a cute feather and fan motif!


In this most recent pattern facelift, a new larger size has been added, charts have been added and the format now includes more detailed information and links to unique/special techniques.


Designed back in 2014 as a Giveaway Winner gift, these socks have stood the test of time. Just like a classic design, coffee and cupcakes are a classic in my mind - coffee and any pastry, really, but frosting? Why not!


  • Black Market Wool Rollins Twisted Sock (fingering/sock weight; 80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 400 yds/366 m per 3.5 ox / 100 g), 1 skein: ‘Coffee & Cupcakes’
  • US 2 (2.75 mm) 32” / 81 cm circular needle
  • Locking stitch marker (optional)
  • Row counter (optional)
  • Tapestry needle


1 (2, 3): 7 (8.5, 9.5)” / 18 (21.5, 24) cm circumference at the widest part of the foot; length of foot is customizable.

  • Recommended Fit: 1” / 2.5 cm negative ease in circumference, measured at widest part of the foot (while standing), and 10% negative ease in length when measured from the tip of the longest toe to the back of the heel.


30 sts and 42 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch knit in the round, taken after blocking


  • These socks are worked from the toe-up, using the Magic Loop method, beginning with Judy’s Magic Cast On technique. These socks also feature a traditional short-row heel, though any heel technique can be substituted. Finally, the socks are bound off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind O. Written instructions or links to tutorials are provided for each technique.

  • The pattern section varies in size based on the size of sock being knit. Be diligent in following sizing to ensure you are using the instructions/ chart for the size of sock being knit. Each chart and written set of instructions indicates size.

  • These socks are identical to one another. Make 2 to complete a pair.

  • Instructions are provided for the smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 set of instructions is provided, it applies to all sizes.

  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge.

  • Written and charted instructions are provided for these socks. Charts are found on Page 5.

* Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off