Cow Springs Hiking Sock

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Cow Springs Hiking Sock Pattern


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Knitting: Cow Springs Hiking Sock
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl,

Pattern Description:

While working on my son's Eagle Scout project, we discovered Cow Springs campground (north of Fillmore, CA). We packed in all the equipment that we needed to dig out, and re-establish this backpacker's campsite, and hiked the 3 1/2 mi distance, all uphill. Climbing almost 750 ft. in elevation, these comfy socks would have been perfect on the trail. Beginning with a square of garter st. to form the toes, and working toward the leg, these socks feature a reinforced heel flap at the bottom of the sock, where you need it the most. While this pattern was written as a 1st sock pattern, it is enjoyable to anyone who wants a simple toe-up sock. Directions are included for adapting the pattern to other
sizes, and smaller yarn wts.


5.5-6 st/in.; with instructions for adapting the pattern to YOUR gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • This sock pattern fits a woman's med/lg foot.


  • 225 yds washable worsted weight yarn
  • Samples were worked in Knit Picks Swish Tonal - Springtime & Swish Worsted - Lava Heather

About Designer

About Designer

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Karin teaches knitting at Anacapa Fine Yarns in Ventura, CA, and is a homeschool mom. She began her knitting journey 11 years ago in an insane attempt to knit socks (9 pairs - 1st projects ever) for the whole family in 3 months. Her natural ability to teach, combined with her nerdy love of Math humor, & Science, and her love of fine details inspire her to explore unusual knitting constructions. ...

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