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Paw-print Socks

from Rian Anderson
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Paw-print Socks
Paw-print Socks
Paw-print Socks
Paw-print Socks
Paw-print Socks
Paw-print Socks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease
  • provisional cast-on info is given
  • some experience of socks, short rows and simple lace patterns is useful, but not mandatory

Pattern Description:

Little lacy paw-prints track up the front and back of these toe-up socks, between ribbed panels.
Made in 4 ply fingering, they start with a provisional cast-on to work the toe in simplified 2 needle short rows, before continuing with 4 dpns or 2 circulars. The heel flap is done in a slip stitch pattern to give cushioned comfort and a better shape.

Dogs, cats, panthers - I don't know who these paw-prints belong to...


28 sts and 42 rows to 10 cm in stocking stitch on 2.75 mm (US 2) needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • women's medium (length variable) Foot length: 25 cm; sock length, cuff to heel base: 23 cm; circumference around foot: 22.5 cm


  • 4 ply sock yarn (approx 100 gm = 350m) x 85 gm
  • 2.75 mm (US size 2) size x 4 double-pointed needles or 2 short circular needles
  • 1 crochet hook, a little larger than the needles, 1 m length of contrast yarn for cast on
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I learnt to knit when I was 4 and have been happily creating ever since.

I have a lot of fun designing patterns for sale - most are quirky things like dog tea cosies, dragon scarves and koala ...

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