Autumnal Socks by Snickerdoodle Knits

Autumnal Socks

November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch worked in the round
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
175 - 560 yards (160 - 512 m)
Circumference: 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5) (9, 9.5, 10) in / 18 (19, 20.5, 21.5) (23, 24, 25.5) cm
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The Autumnal Socks is one of four patterns in the “A New Home” Collection, a collection of fingering weight patterns inspired by my new home: North Carolina.

10% of pattern sale profits Nov 21 - Dec 21, 2020 will go to NC Coalition to End Homelessness​ to help the homeless in North Carolina.

Main Features

  • faux cable leaf texture runs up the outside of each foot and a fun tree motif using slipped cross stitch cable (which can be worked without a cable needle) runs up the inside of the sock

  • includes instructions to customize the length of the foot

  • includes two toe options and two heel option

  • includes ankle height and calf height instructions

  • instructions are formatted to be 2-at-a-time friendly

  • includes 7 sizes from 7” to 10” (18 to 25.5 cm) in foot circumference

  • worked in the round toe up using fingering weight yarn

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

Fun to knit, a joy to wear. The Autumnal Socks feature a faux cable leaf motif that runs along the edge of each foot, from the toe to the cuff. It also features a stunning branch motif (using slipped cross stitches) along the inside of each leg, running from the ankle up to the cuff.⁣

The pattern includes a variety of customization options, with instructions for: square toe or rounded toe, short row wrap and turn heel or afterthought heel, and ankle height or calf height. It also includes instructions to help you achieve the perfect sock length.

This pattern is toe up. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here.

The pattern includes two separate PDF files: one with the written instructions and one with the charted instructions.


Sizing of Finished Sock
Circumference: 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5) (9, 9.5, 10) in / 18 (19, 20.5, 21.5) (23, 24, 25.5) cm
Foot Length: 8 (9, 9.5, 10) (10.5, 11, 11.5) in /20.5 (23, 24, 25.5) (26.5, 28, 29) cm

Approximate Leg Height
Calf: 5.5 (5.5, 7.5, 7.5) (7.5, 7.5, 7.5) in /14 (14, 19, 19) (19, 19, 19) cm
Ankle: 0.7 in / 1.8 cm

My calf height sample was knit using the 8” (20.5 cm) circumference, rounded toe, and short row heel. My ankle height sample was knit using the 7.5” (19 cm) circumference, square toe, and afterthought heel.

Calf Height: 290 (335, 380, 415) (465, 505, 560) yds / 265 (305, 345, 380) (425, 460, 510) m; 75 (85, 95, 105) (115, 125, 140) grams fingering weight yarn

Ankle Height: 175 (210, 235, 260) (290, 320, 350) yds / 160 (190, 215, 240) (265, 295, 320) m; 45 (55, 60, 65) (75, 80, 90) grams fingering weight yarn

Designed using Knitty Gritty Fibers Fingering in Pumpkin Spiced Latte.

This design was created as a collaboration with Knitty Gritty Fibers. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.

32 stitches, 46 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm in stockinette stitch worked in the round

2.25 mm (US size 1) – or size needed to obtain gauge – 16” (40 cm) circular needles**
2.00 mm (US size 0) – or one size smaller than needle used to get gauge – 16” (40 cm) circular needles**
Cable needle
Darning needle
2 Stitch markers
Waste yarn (for afterthought heel)

The Autumnal Socks are a toe up sock featuring a faux cable leaf motif that runs along the edge of each foot, from the toe to the cuff. It also features a stunning branch motif (using slipped cross stitches) along the inside of each leg, running from the ankle up to the cuff.⁣ The techniques used include a toe-up cast on, increases, decreases, and few special techniques depending on which heel you choose.

This is a great pattern for an adventurous beginner interested in learning how to knit socks. I do recommend, however, that you feel confident with working in the round before knitting the socks.

The pattern is specifically written with new sock knitters in mind and guides the knitter through the full process to alleviate any overwhelm.

The trickiest part of this pattern is a needle adjustment that is performed after the heel. I’ve included a thorough explanation of the process and a linked tutorial video specific to the pattern to make it an easy transition for you.

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Joanna Fromstein.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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