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Socks Are The New Shoes

Socks Are The New Shoes

Explore our countdown of gorgeous socks and slippers…

During this period of social distancing, there is one style truth we all have to accept: socks are the new shoes! With that in mind, we decided to produce a countdown of some of our favourite patterns for socks and slippers. After all, if we’re going to be spending our days inside, it makes sense to give our feet a trendy treat!

We have a real soft spot for these gorgeous slipper socks knitted in Berroco Ultra Wool and available as a downloadable-pdf from LoveCrafts, they are the perfect choice for padding around your home. The colour combination is bang on trend, the step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and the pattern costs just £4.80.

If you are using this time to embrace the joys of yoga, you should consider your knitting yourself a pair of special socks. Ideal for giving you grip, protecting your feet, but also allowing lots of movement, the pattern for these stylish accessories costs £4.37 from LoveCrafts.

If you sign up to the Let’s Knit website you will automatically have access to one free pattern download a month, plus four informative videos. Why not use this month’s pattern download to get your hands on this beautiful pattern from LK designer Sarah Murray. A fantastic introduction to cables and perfect for lounging around the house, these accessories are not to be missed.

Alternatively, you could join Let’s Knit Together and gain unlimited access to over 1,000 knitting patterns, with more added every day. You will also have access to videos and a fantastic online community. If you decide to opt for more than one pattern a month, you could make the most of your unlimited downloads and knit a pair of these Ruby Slipper Socks. After all, there’s never been a better time to cheer: “there’s no place like home!”.

If you want to give your children something to celebrate, you could treat them to their own pair of socks. This could be an excellent opportunity for you to work through your stash whilst doing something nice for your little ones. The good news is this pattern is a free download from Deramores, so it is just the thing for thrifty crafters.

Designed by Jem Weston, these slipper socks are a fantstically durable option. The leather soles are flexible enough for snuggling up on the sofa, yet durable enough to provide protection as you make your way around the house. This lovely make has been taken from Cosy Alpaca Knits – a collection of ten exciting projects that have been inspired by Peruvian textiles.

Also designed by Jem Weston, these snuggle socks have been made with a luxurious blend of lambswool and kid mohair. Taken from Weston’s Cute Comfort Knits book, this pattern is an absolute classic.

Finally, add some excitement to your footwear collection with this pretty pick from Deramores. Knitted in Novita Venla, the Fauna Socks feature a fashionable leopard print that will certainly help you to stand out from the crowd. What’s more, you can order the yarn and digital pattern for £12.42. today!

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