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7 of the best sock patterns on Ravelry

I'm obsessed with knitting socks right now, so I've rounded up a collection of my favourite sock patterns on Ravelry.

These are such a cute pair of socks; the frill and twisted rib are such nice details I've not seen in a sock before. These are knitted with a 4ply yarn on 2.5mm needles from the toe up. They are definitely on the top of my to-knit list, I just need to decide on a colour first. Le Pull has such an amazing selection of patterns which I think are very modern and the colours are always fab. Definitely check out her Instagram.

There are endless colour combinations with this pattern, I love that you can customise it to your liking with colour selections. I really want to make a pair in different shades of one colour or try one part in a space-dyed yarn. The aesthetic of these socks is great but it is actually the construction that drew me to these - you start at the heel! I'll add part of the description on the listing:

"The sock starts with a provisional cast-on for the heel, which is worked with flap and heel turn, using short rows. The sole is worked flat in rows back and forth to the toe while the gusset is shaped with decreases. A selvedge stitch at each side of the sole is added here to join the sole and the instep later. The toe is shaped with short rows which are worked with shadow wraps for a neat and hole-free finish. Now the instep of the sock is worked toe up flat in rows. In every row, the last stitch of the instep is worked together with its corresponding selvedge stitch of the sole. In this way, the two parts of the foot are joined as you go. The instep stitches are worked in mock ribbing. When all stitches from sole and instep are joined, the live stitches of the heel cast-on will be slipped to the needle to work the ribbed leg in rounds up to the folded cuff which is worked in stockinette stitch."

Rebekka's Instagram.

If you can't tell already I love a bright colour but the green in these socks is stunning. The block colour really makes the lace detail pop and the long ribbed cuff brings it all together. They're knit in Rowan Summerlite 4ply cotton yarn on 2mm needles, but the designer has included a list of possible yarn substitutions which is helpful. The pattern is sold separately or as a bundle with 8 of their sock patterns!

These look so cosy and perfect for wintertime. They're knit on 3mm needles with a sock weight yarn run with a mohair. I love running yarns together as you get to make the best of each fibre and here they give a cushiony look. The cables are in season and it would be so cute to make a matching sweater and socks combo.

If you have a scrap stash, this ones for you! It's knit up in DK yarn on 3.5mm needles, perfect for beginners or as a quick knit. This pattern is a really great base but you could also knit it up in block colours or different patterns, and it's FREE! Stephen is a great designer with a HUGE range of patterns on his Ravelry - nearly 500! If you're a shawl lover, definitely check out his page as he has plenty for you to choose from.

Stephens Instagram.

Entrelac. I've tried it once years ago but not picked it up again since. These socks are inspiring me to give it another go. I love the yellow and grey ones, the colour and texture combination is so cool. The designer suggests using one colour if it's your first time trying Entrelac as it can be a little fiddly, but I think they'd still look just as cute.

I love a cable, I've never tried them on such a fine gauge but I reckon they'd be a fun challenge! The designer suggests making these up in a single-coloured yarn so the cables pop, I'd love to see these in some bright colours! Sari has a load of sock patterns up on her Ravelry, all of them extremely detailed with lots of cables and lace patterns. I also love her Midsummer Dancer socks.


If I've inspired you to start a pair of socks, we have plenty of supplies available on the site to get you started and I've put some of my favourites here. If you have any questions about knitting socks or what tools to use please get in touch via emails or DMs, I'm always happy to help! ;)

I hope you've enjoyed my pattern roundup and that I've inspired you to get sock knitting. Tag us on Instagram if you try any of the patterns @craftyllamauk we'd love to see!

What was your favourite pattern?

Happy Knitting,


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