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I'm a beginner UK designer, who has been knitting since 2009. I'm completely addicted! I really enjoy designing, and hope you enjoy the finished product ;)

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Beautiful Butterfly Socks

from Shiny Little Stitches
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Beautiful Butterfly Socks
Beautiful Butterfly Socks
Beautiful Butterfly Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Toe up Socks
  • Knit in the Round
  • Work lace patterns
  • Short Rows
  • Twisted Stitches
  • reading charts
  • w&t
  • increase
  • decreasing
  • multiple wrapping of yarn around a number of stitches (see close up picture for flower detailing)

Pattern Description:

These pretty toe up socks are made up of a lace pattern which looks like butterflies and another stitch pattern which reminded me of little buttercups until I realised they had five petals instead of four. The two stitch patterns together make me think of a meadow with long grasses and little pretty flowers and butterflies

Size: Two sizes approx M: 8.5", L:(9.25") around widest part of foot, will fit foot widths around this measurement. Instructions are provided for adapting the sock if you have a wider calf also.

Skills needed: Following charted lace patterns (no written instruction for the stitch patterns are provided), working in the round, working twisted stitches, multiple wrapped stitch formation over four stitches, short row shaping using the wrap and turn (w&t) method.
Yarn requirements: Any 100g (410-440m) sock yarn you wish to use, however I would suggest a semi-solid or solid yarn as anything with too much variation will lose the pattern. The sample pictures uses Schoeller+Stahl Sockina Color Antik Color in colour 0168.


32 stitches to 48 rows using 2.25mm over 4"/10cm in stocking stitch, worked in the round.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Womens Medium
  • Womens Large


  • 2.25mm Circular Needles / US1
  • 459yds/420m 4ply Sock Yarn

Suggested yarn:

400 meters of Fingering weight