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Autumnal Socks

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. Join the North Carolina Knit-A-Long here, through Jan 31st, 2021!

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

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)

More info coming soon

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.

Note: due to some computer issues this week, I was unable to upload the video with instructions on adjusting the width of the calf. That video should be up early next week; when it is available, I’ll send an updated copy of the pattern with that tutorial linked.

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

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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You will get the following files:
  • PDF (4MB)
  • PDF (5MB)
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