Memory Lane Socks by Hanna Lisa Haferkamp

Memory Lane Socks

August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 yards (366 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) Finished foot circumference: 17.5 (18.75, 20, 21.25) cm / 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5)” - recommended to be worn with 2.5 cm / 1” of negative ease. Foot and leg length can be adjusted to your preferences.
This pattern is available for €5.04 EUR buy it now

For the month of October, the Memory Lane Socks are part of my Socktober celebrations! You can get them as a bundle with the Soft & Strong Socks and the Kuopio Socks for just €10. Simply click here to add the bundle to your cart!

The Memory Lane Socks were designed during my time in San Francisco earlier this year and will forever hold memories of my weeks in the Bay Area. They combine two of my favorite ways to add texture to a pattern: small cables and twisted stitches. A center cable is framed with dia- mond-shaped twisted stitches and mock cables that are echoed on the heel flap and the back of the leg.

They’re knit toe-up with a gusset and heel flap and adjustable foot and leg length to make sure you can knit a pair of socks that really fits you.

The yarn used to design this pattern is Green Mountain Spinnery Sock Art Forest, a blend of 70% Targhee and 30% Tencel® Lyocell. It’s incredibly springy and the addition of Lyocell as a natural strengthener makes sure you’ll be able to wear these socks for years to come.


Green Mountain Spinnery Sock Art Forest: 70% Fine Wester Wool Targhee, 30% Tencel® Lyocell, 366 meters / 400 yards per 100 g

1 skein

The sample is knit in colorway Grey.


2.25 mm / US 1 needle for working small circumference in the round: 1 mini circular needle, or 1 circular needle with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” for magic loop, or double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)


Stockinette: 30 sts x 40 rounds = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (knit in the round, after blocking)


  • Cable needle (if desired)
  • Sock blockers (if desired)
  • Tape measure


The pattern has been professionally tech edited by Marina Skua and test knit by a flock of wonderful test knitters.

If you’d like to knit one of my patterns and you find yourself in a tough spot financially, send me a quick message and I’ll gladly gift the pattern to you.

If you’re curious about the pricing of my patterns, do check out these two blog posts:

Pricing Transparency: What Goes into my Sock Patterns
Pricing Transparency: Three Thoughts on Pricing my Patterns