Whether you’re twirling to music in your kitchen or flitting about your hectic day, these socks are sure to keep you light on your feet. Light as a Feather Socks feature a panel of lace that flutters from the cuff all the way to the toe. Once the feathery lace pattern is established, you’ll find it easy to read and remember. After you’ve knit the heel flap and gusset, these socks will float off the needles!
Light as a Feather is a basic adult sock pattern with panels of simple texture and lace running down the front of the sock. The pattern is written for 3 adult sizes and video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used to make the socks.
The PDF pattern is available for £3.60 / $4.50 on Ravelry, or from the Under the Olive Tree Knits Website where you can also choose to have the pattern printed and posted to you for an additional £1.50.
Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl, slip stitch, short rows, eyelets, decreases
Sizes and Measurements
Hand knit socks are designed to be slightly smaller than the foot length to give a small amount of negative ease. This means that they will hug the foot and leg and stay in place. The sizes given are a ‘to fit’ size. The actual socks will be slightly smaller to allow a little stretch for a snug fit.
The sizes given in this pattern are for adult sizes in small, medium and large.
- Small Adult - 8” / 20.5cm foot circumference and at least 8” / 20cm length from tip of toe to back of heel
- Medium Adult - 9” / 23cm foot circumference and at least 9” / 23cm length from tip of toe to back of heel
- Large Adult - 9.75” / 25cm foot circumference and at least 9” / 23cm length from tip of toe to back of heel
Full details on how to take the correct measurements to determine your size are given in the pattern.
The size shown in the pattern photographs is for the small adult.
When choosing the yarn for your socks you want to be looking for a yarn with nylon content or a high twist as this adds extra durability and strength.
• 1 x 3.5oz / 100g, 440 yd / 400m skein of 4ply sock yarn. The yarn used in the pattern is the Under the Olive Tree 75% superwash merino / 25% nylon Chora 4ply yarn in the Biscuit colour
• 1 set of 2.5mm double pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
• 3 Stitch Markers
• 1 Tapestry Needle
Gauge: 32 stitches and 44 rnds to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after
The pattern has been professionally tech edited by James Bartley and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters too!
Thank you Hazel, Karen, Proby, Sabina, Elena and Teresa!
To view more testers photo's take a look at the project pages on Ravelry.
So now that the coolers season is upon us, why not treat your feet to a cozy pair of hand made socks! If you are new to sock knitting then take a look at the Let the Yarn Shine sock pattern, a pattern written for the new sock knitter with step by step photos and links to video tutorials.