Dad Socks Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cabling, picking up stitches, knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

My dad's feet get cold, and his circulation's not so great, so I wanted to knit him some thick warm socks to wear around the house.

The DAD SOCKS are sumptuous, supremely cozy & gorgeous, especially when knit in a luxurious alpaca/merino tweed blend such as City Tweed.

Knit these in a single color or do a contrasting color for the heel flap & toe; knit the cabled heart heel flaps or plain heel flaps, either in a single or contrasting color.

Despite all the details - mirrored cables, honeycomb cables, ribbed gussets, patterned heel flap - these knit up amazingly quickly.


24 sts & 32 rounds = 4in/10cm in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZE Men's Small-Med / Women's Med-Large FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Cuff & Foot Circumference: 8in / 21.5cm, unstretched Cuff Height: 23/4in / 7cm


  • YARN Approx 250 yds of heavy worsted weight yarn for a pair of single color socks. For sock with contrasting color heel flaps and toes, allow approximately 50 yds CC and 225 yds MC. Shown in KnitPicks City Tweed HW, 55% Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 20% Donegal Tweed, 165 yds/100g, 2 balls MC (Cottontail) and 1 ball CC (Romance). NEEDLES US5 / 3.75mm, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • (3) stitch markers, one unique for beginning of round; yarn needle; cable needle

Suggested yarn:

250 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

KnitPicks City Tweed

About Designer

About Designer

StephCat on

Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting designs several years ago. My favorite techniques include cables, Bavarian twisted stitches and stranded knitting.

My first book, California Revival Knits, is now out from Cooperative Press.

I blog ...

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