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Carrie Sullivan, aka Irish Girlie Knits, is a blogger, sock-obsessed knitter, and designer known for her deceptively simple, perfectly gorgeous designs such as Cotty and Summer Wind. In addition to ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cotty

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • reading a chart is helpful, but written directions are also provided

Pattern Description:

"Two things I am often looking for with sock patterns are if they work well with both semi-solid and variegated yarns and if they are easy to adjust to sport weight yarns. I love my variegated yarns and I love my sport weight yarns. This simple lace pattern has both qualities!

I named these socks after my great-aunt Cotty. When I first learned to knit she requested just one thing...a pink lace cashmere scarf. She loved all things lace and cashmere! She passed away two years ago, before I had truly fallen for both sock knitting and cashmere. I think she would have loved these, and would have requested a pair in pink for her birthday in May."


24 sts = 4" over st st for sport size
28 sts = 4" over st st for fingering size

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Instructions are written for a cuff-down sock. However, they can easily be modified to a toe-up pattern. Sizes are provided for either a sport weight yarn or a fingering weight yarn. Charts are provided on the last page.
  • "adult women's average/medium Finished measurements: 8" foot circumference; 6" approximate leg length "


  • Size US 1.5 (2.5mm) or size to obtain gauge, either DPNs or circular needles for fingering size
  • Size US 3 (3.25mm) or size to obtain gauge, either DPNs or circular needles for sport size
  • ~250-285 yards of sport weight yarn such as The Plucky Knitter Primo Sport, Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sport, Sunshine Yarns Luxury Sport, Madelinetosh Tosh Sport Yarn.
  • 350-380 yards of fingering weight yarn such as BMFA Socks that Rock mediumweight, Hazel Knits Artisan Sock, Kollge Yarns Sock-a-licious, The Plucky Knitter Merino Cashmere Nylon Fingering, Knitted Wit Superwash Merino Fingering

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle

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