View Full Version : Need a Pattern Suggestion for this Sock Yarn (Quickly)

05-05-2008, 09:58 PM
I'm going to use this yarn:


To make a pair of socks for my daughter's teammate. She saw me knitting my monkey socks and just loved that I can knit socks. Go figure...a teenage girl thinks my knitting is cool!

Anyhow, she requested a pair of socks. I'm nervous because I've never knit socks for another person. But, I took her measurements.

Now, I know that I want to use the above yarn, which I already have in my possession. I just need to find a suitable pattern mate.

Any ideas?

The yarn is Lorna's Laces.

Thanks for your suggestions...please send them quickly. I need to have these ready in two weeks.


05-06-2008, 06:25 AM
For that colorful a yarn, I would use a plain, boring pattern. Let the yarn be the star. Lacy or cable patterns cana be lost in the colors.

Lionbrand has a nice basic pattern: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kmstripe-socks.html?noImages=

Since it's for a girl, you could add a fun fur top like this sock for some punch:

05-06-2008, 06:37 AM
I know this is not going to help ya, but I use the Pure and Simple patterns. I have never been unhappy with them. I swear they really are true to there sizings for the socks. So if you have something like that around I think that would be fine.
By the way the yarn is beautiful that girl is lucky for you to make her socks. They are going to be her favorite socks, homemade is always better than bought.
Good luck and hope you find a pattern fast.
Have you looked at Pattern Central for sock patterns.



05-06-2008, 08:45 AM
You might want to check out Ravelry's info on the yarn and color...see what other sock patterns people have made from it...:thumbsup: ...Here is what I thought of when I seen the yarn...
Charade (http://www.imaybeknittingaranchhouse.com/archives/2007/04/charade.html)
Broadripple (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTbroadripple.html)
Cable Twist Socks (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cable-twist-socks)

05-06-2008, 08:49 AM
Why don`t you go into the sock section on Ravelry and click on free and most popular - then try to pick just one!!!! :teehee: (I have the Charade saved as well..... )

Let us know what you`ve picked!


05-06-2008, 09:36 AM
I really enjoyed making this pattern.

05-06-2008, 09:40 AM
Google socks 101. It will bring you to a great web page. i think it's www.royea.net (http://www.royea.net). Royea is the woman's last name. She provides detailed instructions on knitting socks and great, simple patterns.

05-06-2008, 10:07 AM
First of all, what a GORGEOUS yarn!! And, its very cool that a teenager loved your knitting! Its always nice when someone (especially a teenager, lol!) sees the value in handcrafts.

I was thinking a simple pattern, too, considering the beautiful showy yarn. Maybe a simple ribbed sock would be good? Simple enough to show off the yarn and interesting (well I *love* doing ribbing, but maybe I'm weird, :teehee:) to knit.

Anything you come up with though, she's sure to love! Good luck!

05-06-2008, 10:14 AM
I'm currently doing feather and fan socks with a variegated yarn, and I think the pattern shows off the colors nicely. I'm kind of making up the pattern as I go along because I didn't like any of the ones I found, but there are a few out there.

05-06-2008, 10:36 AM
Wow! Thanks for all of the great suggestions!

I'm thinking that I want to do something with a little more interest, given that she loved my Monkey Socks. But you're right in that I don't want to do something that will get hidden in the colors.

The Charade is peaking my interest. It's got just a little something to promote interest, and I do like that stitch.

I am a huge fan of the feather and fan/ripple patterns too. I've made Chevron and feather and fan socks for myself before, and they are two of my favorites.

Oy...what to make, what to make!!! I just want her to like them. I want them to be something that she can't go out and buy anywhere.


05-07-2008, 10:42 PM
I know this really doesn't help for right now...but I am trying out Sock Wizard..and so far I am impressed!

05-07-2008, 11:07 PM
Why not try out the Lacy Mock Cable Socks? It is an easy pattern, but not so easy as to be boring. It looks good, is stretchy and would look great in those colours. Give it some thought...


05-08-2008, 11:10 AM
I'm personally a big fan of Horcrux (http://knittingasfastasican.com/2007/horcrux-redux/). I've used the pattern with solids, semi-solids and variegated yarns. I've also seen it done with the main sock and plain ribbing in one color and the "bolt" in another color.

I've attached 2 variations I've done myself. I've also added a few new patterns to my queue!

05-08-2008, 01:55 PM
After someone suggested the free patterns on ravelry, I checked it out and I really like rpm from knitty.


It looks interesting, but not too hard/intricate and apparently designed for handpainted yarn. I have some that I think I'm going to use for rpm. Dont ya just love socks?!

05-08-2008, 10:02 PM
I was looking at that pattern myself today but decided my variegated yarn didn't have long enough color stranding to do the pattern justice.

05-09-2008, 09:55 PM
I think a simple ribbed sock would be great. Beautiful yarn!