Give your feet a touch of whimsy and your hands the perfect balance of challenge and soothing stockinette.

Sizes: XS (S, L) to fit a child (adult, adult)

Final Measurements: Leg circumference measures 5.75 (7.5, 9.5)” and foot circumference measures 5.75 (7, 9)”

Featured Yarn: Sundara sock in “Glacier” and Madelinetosh sock in “Twig”. Your favorite yummy sock yarns will do just fine, and you’ll need 250 (300, 350) yards of the MC and 25 (50, 75) yards of the CC.

Gauge: 8 stitches and 12 rounds = 1 inch in stockinette stitch. Recommended needles are a set of 5 US#1 (2.25mm) double-pointed needles.

Pattern Notes:

These owlish socks give your feet a touch of whimsy and your hands a sock simple enough (for the most part) to take along to your favorite… well, hootenanny.

The sock cuffs are adorned with a ring of cute-angry owls, after which the sock continues in plain stockinette until the toe, where a ring of smaller cute-angry owls hide beneath your shoe. Or peek out of sandals in style. Detailed charts are included for both colorwork motifs. Naturally, avian socks need an Eye of Partridge heel.

I designed these socks for Exercise Before Knitting’s sock revival contest. The stockinette sections really fly, and I went from owl chart to finished socks in about 2 weeks. So there you have it. From the twisted rib top to the contrasting-colored bottom, Hootenanny is a quick knit sure to bring a smile to the wearer’s face. I hope you enjoy it! This pattern can be purchased either in my Ravelry pattern store or by clicking here: buy now. Thanks for your support!