Hightower Socks

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Hightower Socks Pattern


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Knitting: Hightower Socks
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • knit in the round
  • basic lace
  • heel flap & gusset
  • graft (Kitchener Stitch)

Pattern Description:

My Grandmother was born Donna Frances Hightower in 1918. She was a woman of many talents, much wisdom, and lots of love. These socks are named for her. The pattern reminds me of the many long walks we would take, up and around the small hill by her house, on a quiet country road surrounded by tall pines and farmland.


32 stitches = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits most women's feet (this sock is nice and stretchy). Length is easily customizable. Circumference at cuff, unstretched: 6.5"/16.5 cm. Circumference at mid-foot, unstretched: 7.5"/19 cm. Measured after blocking.


  • Yarn - Approximately 400 yards/365 meters fingering-weight yarn.
  • Needles - US #1/1.25 mm (or size to get gauge) for working a small item in the round (either two circulars, or one long circular for magic loop, or double points).

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions - Tapestry needle, stitch markers.

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shown in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock


Frost (light blue) and Lichen (yellow)

About Designer

About Designer

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by Sorren
Portland, OR
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I come from a family of knitters, weavers, and fiber artists, so it was only a matter of time for me to fall head first in to knitting. I learned how to knit at age 5, but really picked it up again durring collage. I have a BFA in painting, but spend most of my time knitting, being a mom, and working at what I think is the best yarn store out there, www.twistedpdx.com.

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