Play Socks by Stone Knits

Play Socks

May 2019
Light Fingering ?
36 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch, see notes
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
372 - 394 yards (340 - 360 m)
Small, Medium or Large
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Sizes are determined by needle size & gauge changes.

My gift to the knitting community for the support and encouragement with designing over the past 2 years.

Get ready to play with your sock yarn mini skein sets or your stash sock yarn leftovers to create this fun and slightly addictive colourwork sock pattern. Inspired by the little triangle when you press play, the ‘play sock’ pattern will enable you to create your own colourways for your knitted socks in brights or neutrals, whatever your style!

These socks are knit from the cuff down with a ribbed cuff and a simple short row heel also known as a Boomerang heel (and has no wraps and turns). Other short row heel patterns or the after-thought sock heel can be substituted. The instructions are written for 3 different size socks using different stitch counts for small (or child), medium and large. This pattern uses the magic loop circular needle method (but can easily be knit with dpns).


  • Small: 2.25mm (US 1) needles 38sts x 40 rounds 10cm (4 inches)
  • Medium: 2.5mm (US 1.5) needles 36sts x 38 rounds 10cm (4 inches)
  • Large: 2.75mm (US 2) needles 34sts x 36 rounds 10cm (4 inches)


  • Size Small (foot circumference 18 - 20.5cm or 7 to 8 inches)
  • Size Medium (foot circumference 20.5cm – 23.5cm or from 8 to 9.25 inches),
  • Size Large (foot circumference 23.5 – 26cm or from 9.25 to 10.5 inches) (If the foot size you are knitting the sock for is not listed here you could go up or down a needle size to make the sock bigger or smaller). Length of foot is adjustable according to the foot length you are knitting the sock for.

This pattern was created in collaboration with Snail Yarn. The sample shown is knit in size Medium and uses yarn from Snail Yarns mini skein sock gradient set in colourway Crimson Sunset. This set has five 20g mini skeins in yarn that is 75% Merino Superwash and 25% Nylon.
Any Fingering weight 4 ply sock yarn can be used to create these socks, approximately 350m (382 yds) in total.

This pattern has been test knitted
Snail yarns mini skein sock sets can be purchased at