TRY CRAFTSY UNLIMITED | Watch everything free

Pattern Download

Wintersmith Socks (Toe-Up)


Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Short Rows

What You Get

  • 1 digital pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates

How it works

  • This pattern was designed by a Craftsy independent design partner!
  • You'll purchase through PayPal and all profits go to the designer.
  • After purchase find your pattern in your pattern library.


The name for these socks, Wintersmith, came from one of my favorite Terry Pratchett books. In his book by the same name, the young witch Tiffany Aching accidentally causes the essence of winter, personified as the Wintersmith, to fall in love with her. These are basic, cozy socks, knit from the toe up with a short row wrap-and-turn heel. The soles are purled for increased comfort. With the stockinette stitch inside the sock, the wearer won't be able to feel the stitches pressing into the bottoms of their feet. There are 5 sizes available, for extra comfortable fit! The simple stockinette and reverse stockinette pattern is perfect for showing off variegated hand-dyed yarns. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Right- and left-leaning increases short rows Knitting in the round GAUGE 8 stitches = 1" SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS X-Small (7" foot circumference) Small (7.5" foot circumference) Medium (8" foot circumference) Large (8.5" foot circumference) X-Large (9" foot circumference) SUGGESTED YARN 400 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Toil & Trouble Merino/Nylon Sock

Recommended with this pattern

  • 400+ yards of sock yarn

Sold by

Toil and Trouble
Toil and Trouble
I an indie yarn dyer and knitwear designer based out of Salem, MA. Find out more about me at: