hometowns socks - pattern
What it is about socks that feel so much like home? Maybe it’s the way they hug our feet so perfectly, right at home in their place. Or maybe it’s because the second we get home after a long day, the shoes come off and it’s “sock time” (and not in the same ones you’ve worn all day already). Perhaps it’s how they frequently find their way into gifts, for loved ones, whether selected for their cute print that reminded you of someone or lovingly handmade and custom. Either way, I can’t think of a more “homey” garment.
The Hometowns Socks are a jazzed up vanilla sock written for magic loop knitting - with just enough excitement to keep you interested during commercial breaks if you’re a tv show knitter, just simple enough to knit for rounds on end in the car.
You’ll begin by knitting a simple ribbed cuff, then begin the leg, which features a decorative scene of scattered houses nestled in a seed stitch border. The leg and foot of your socks are in clean, easy stockinette, so that added pops of texture in the heel flap and seed stitch toe can have their moment and tie back into the cuff detail’s motif.
This pattern works wonderfully in variegated colorways with mid-level contrast, and I recommend this so your stockinette sections have texture through color, and your textured stitch sections won’t get lost in striping or contrasted yarns. If you’re not a variegated lover, a beautiful solid will make the little houses pop that much more!
Whether on the road, cozying up on the couch, or gifting to a friend, I hope these socks are a little piece of home for you!
Yarn: 1 skein of sock weight yarn (this pattern is best suited for lower contrast variegated yarns, speckled yarns, or semi-solids)
Needles: size 1 circulars, 32"-40" for magic loop knitting
Sizes: 8“ (20.25 cm) - size 1 / 9” (23 cm) - size 2