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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Walking Into the New Year Socks

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Walking Into the New Year Socks
Walking Into the New Year Socks
Walking Into the New Year Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit & purl patterning
  • Cables
  • Knitting in the round
  • Basic sock construction
  • Short rows

Pattern Description:

It is said that many of the stitches used in Aran knitting are lucky symbols for the wearer. For instance, diamonds represent wealth and success; cables are for strength, safety, and luck. This pattern incorporates such traditional designs into extra-cozy hiking socks loaded with good omens for the new year. Knit in worsted weight at a tight gauge, they are a great quick-knit for men or women.


21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's S [Women's M/Men's S, Women's L/Men's M, Men's L] 7 [8, 9, 10]" (18 [20.5, 23, 25.5] cm)


  • 200 - 430 yards (183 - 393 m) worsted weight yarn
  • US 5 - 3.75 mm double pointed or circular needles
  • 3 stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

430 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Berroco Vintage