Indie Design GAL: Socks Part 2

This is part of my on-going Indie Designer Gift-A-Long 2016 series, where from November 23rd – December 31st I highlight some patterns from my fellow designers also participating in the event! Each post will highlight at minimum 5 different designers and their patterns.

Don’t forget to join in the fun, we’re all over here chatting up a storm (when our fingers aren’t flying that is).


Fright Night by Lara Smoot

From the pattern description
What do you do when your next door neighbor is a Vampire? Well in the case of a knitting pattern designer, you design socks with a Vampire theme and hope for the best! These socks were inspired by one of my all time favorite Halloween movies, Fright Night and my love for Vampire horror movies in general.

Available in M and L, uses approximately 530 – 570 yds fingering weight yarn.

Gertrude Bell by Virginia Sattler-Reimer

From the pattern description
Inspired by the fantastic book: Gertrude Bell, Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations. I used the gorgeous color Glazed Pecan for these socks, thinking of desert sands and camels and the adventures of Gertrude Bell!

Available in one size, uses approximately 350 – 420 yds fingering weight yarn

No Parking by Alison Ziegler Designs

From the pattern description
No Parking! is an easy stranded sock pattern with an all over, mirror-image graphic design and a no-wrap short row heel. The all over diagonal patterning on these cuff down socks allows for lots of creativity on your part.

Available in S, M, L, uses approximately 250 – 400 yds of fingering weight yarn

Short Circuit by Jo Torr

From the pattern description
This is a fun, toe-up pattern in a stranded design, suitable for both men and women. The instructions for the construction of the socks are all written, the colourwork pattern is only charted.

Available in S, M, L, uses approximately 450 yds of fingering weight yarn

Paths Crossing Socks by Karen Buhr

From the pattern description
This is a fun top-down cabled sock pattern. It is good for adventurous beginners and advanced knitters who are familiar with sock construction and knitting in the round.

Available in S and L, uses approximately 380 – 500 yds of fingering weight yarn