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I’m Katie – the dynamic dyer behind www.ShopYarnLove.com . I love to knit, spin and design patterns. I’ve recently made my way into designing knit wear patterns and have been thoroughly enjoying it! ...

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Cupcake Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cupcake Socks
Cupcake Socks
Cupcake Socks
Cupcake Socks
Cupcake Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • increases
  • decreases
  • short rows
  • working from a chart
  • basic lace
  • basic cables

Pattern Description:

Enjoy this flirty combination of cables and lace! Your choice of color determines whether these socks will be the focal point of your outfit or a secret indulgence.

Toe up, with a short row heel. This pattern doesn’t feature a gusset, but you could easily add one of you’d like. Be aware that the fabric is extremely stretchy and you’ll most likely need only the scantiest of gussets if you choose to insert one.

Intermediate difficulty. Familiarity with basic cables and lace a plus.

About the Designer:
This pattern was dreamed up by a girl named Katie (that’s me!) I run a one-person yarn studio in the heart of the Midwest, where I dye yarn, design patterns, and knit/crochet into the wee hours of the morning. When I’m not wound up in yarn I enjoy reading (ok, I admit I mostly listen to audio books so I can knit at the same time!), watching movies with my family, and cooking.

Yarn Recommendations:
Solid and semi-solid yarns are the best choice for the detailed fabric of Cupcake. If you find a very low saturation, or muted multi-color yarn that will work as well. (See the example photos!) If you prefer a little more color interest, heat things up with contrasting toes, heels and cuffs, rather than an overall bold colorway.

High contrast, multi-color yarns. The pattern details won’t show when knit in a “busy” yarn.


9 sts per 1 in / 2.5 cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit most women's feet. Regular width 8 in / 20. 3 cm circumference, customizable to any length


  • 4-6 oz fingering or sock weight yarn (MC)
  • 1 oz fingering or sock weight yarn in a contrasting color (CC) optional
  • US size ) / 2 mm needles (DPNS or 2 circulars or 1 long circular)
  • small gauge cable needle
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers optional