Swedish Ullared Socks

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Swedish Ullared Socks Pattern


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Knitting: Swedish Ullared Socks
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Ability to work two colors in a round with double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, or two circulars

Pattern Description:

This sock pattern, written for four sizes, is inspired by the Swedish man's garment, the Ullared, of the late 19th century. These Ullared socks include the Two-color Double Cast-on, tips on adding horizontal stripes in ribbing, the traditional dotted diamond motifs of the Ullared, and the "Auto" heel and Star toe shaping.

The Two-color Double Cast-on
Striped Ribbing
Knitting With a Yarn In Each Hand
The Auto Heel

A photograph, theory boxes, a chart and schematic are included.


In 2-color stockinette stitch on size US 0 (2.0 mm) ndls: 8 stitches/10 rounds/ inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference of sock leg: Small (6.75"), Medium (8.25"), Large (9.75"), Extra Large (11.25")


  • Yarn: Sport weight wool (100 g/246 yards per skein): 1(1, 1, 2) skeins of Main Color yarn (MC- darker yarn), 1 skein of Contrasting Color yarn (CC- lighter yarn). For a lighter weight sock, use sock (fingering weight) yarn
  • Needles: One set each of US 0 and 1 (2.0 and 2.25 mm) double-pointed ndls, or size needed to obtain gauge

About Designer

About Designer

BethBRKnits on craftsy.com

Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which offers her knitting books, DVDs, schedule of workshops in North America and Europe, blog and eNewsletter sign up.

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