Cotty Pattern


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Knitting: Cotty
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

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

About Designer

About Designer

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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 her self-published pattern line, Carrie has designed for sock clubs and yarn companies such as Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club, the Woolgirl Sock Club, The Plucky Knitter Classics, and Kollage ...

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