The Woodcutter's Daughter

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The Woodcutter's Daughter Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Ribbing
  • Judy's Magic Cast On
  • Sewn 1X1 Bind Off
  • Cables
  • MIL
  • M1R

Pattern Description:

This pattern is free for a LIMITED time. I'll eventually be charging $4 for the pattern. But while it's being tested for Errata, I'll make it available as a FREE download.

The Woodcutter's Daughter is knit in the round, from the toe up. It's a Tube Sock so there is no heel to turn, no gussets to make.

The pretty Cable pattern that runs up the center of the socks creates a natural "shaping" to the sock. The cable twists occur at the ankle to help shape the foot and then the proceeding cable twists help further shape the calf.

These would also be adorable with suede or felt soles sewn to the bottoms.

Each sock only takes a few hours to complete, making this the perfect lazy weekend project.

I charted both socks as they have mirroring cables. The pattern is both written and charted.

The pattern is written for an average sized foot. Size US Women's 8/9. The pattern is easily adaptable for other sizes. Try it out and see what cast on number works for your foot size.

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4 stitches and 5.5 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One Size - US Shoe Size 8/9


  • Size US #10 (6mm) Needles
  • Large Tapestry Needle
  • Cable Needle
  • Approx. 300 yrds of Aran/Medium weight yarn

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Tweeds



About Designer

About Designer

Kalurah Hudson on

I am a self taught pattern designer and mom of three children. (6, 8 and 10) They're a wild bunch but I keep myself sane by creating the lovely designs that are forever swirling around inside my head...while they play!

My design style reads romantic and at times vintage and whimsical. I am getting to do what I love every single day and hope that knitting and crochet never ever goes away!

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