Boba Time Socks by Aimee Sher

Boba Time Socks

May 2021
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
332 - 400 yards (304 - 366 m)
A, B, C
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The Boba Time! Socks are inspired by the cold drink of our summers in the San Gabriel Valley in California. This drink of our youth settles in layers of beautiful peach and orange hues, and Jen at 626 Yarns has dyed the perfect gradient set, Thai Iced Tea with a bonus Boba mini. Together we have created this sweet, sticky, super-caffeinated pattern to enjoy.

Knit a gradient version to achieve the perfect Thai Iced Tea gradient, or knit a solid with a contrasting mini for plain milk tea with boba. Change the colors to achieve other drinks, such as matcha latte, strawberry milk tea, or taro milk tea. The world’s your colorwork oyster. The pattern utilizes interesting techniques throughout in short sections so that it remains engaging. No second sock syndrome here!


626 Yarns Strand Gradient Pack in the colorway Thai Iced Tea (92 yards / 84 meters per 20g mini skein), or a 5-color minis pack of light fingering weight sock yarn in a fade or gradient colorway. Or, mix and match your sock scraps. Shown here with the lightest color being 1 and the darkest being 5. The Boba colorway mini is the CC.

MC1: 48 (50, 55) yds / 44 (46, 50) meters
MC2: 55 (65, 70) yds / 50 (59, 64) meters
MC3: 70 (75, 90) yds / 64 (68, 82) meters
MC4: 83 (87, 92) yds / 76 (80, 84) meters
MC5: 30 (35, 38) yds / 27 (32, 35) meters

CC: 45 (50, 55) yards / 41 (46, 50) meters
626 Yarns Strand Mini in Boba, or a 6th mini of a light fingering weight sock yarn to contrast with MC5.

Gradient sample shown in size A.


MC: 231 (280, 350) yards / 264 (290, 329) meters of a light fingering weight sock yarn or 1 (2, 2) skeins of Knitpicks Stroll in Dogwood Heather.

CC: 45 (50, 55) yards / 41 (46, 50) meters of fingering weight sock yarn or 1 skein of Knitpicks Stroll in White.

Solid sample shown in Size B.

Gauge: 32 stitches x 46 rounds = 4x4”/10x10cm worked in stockinette stitch knit in the round, unblocked
Sizes: A (B, C) with finished foot circumference of 7.5 (8, 9) “ / 18 (20.5, 23) cm. Both the foot length and leg length are adjustable.

Finished Leg Length: 5.25 (5.5, 6)” / 13.5 (14, 15.5) cm from cast on, to top of heel flap; adjustable.
Suggested Needles: Size US1.5 / 2.5mm in your preferred method for knitting in the round for small circumference, such as small circulars, DPN, or magic loop. If you are using small circulars, you will also need DPN’s in the same size for the heel flap and the toe.
Notions: 2 stitch markers, plus one unique marker for BOR. Tapestry needle.

This pattern is fully tested and tech edited.