Posted by: kunderthedesk | November 4, 2009

Little Pumpkin Socks Pattern

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Photo copyright to Sabine Ruppert of Sheepaints

Wednesday is upon us and you know what that means… time for another KUTD-able pattern suggestion from us here at the Knitting Under the Desk blog. Today’s free pattern suggestion is the Little Pumpkin Socks pattern from Sheepknits, designed by Sabine Ruppert.  The pattern has a direct PDF link for downloading — clicking the link will take you to page that will allow you to download the pattern in either English or German. If you want to check out Sheepknits, you can do so in German or click the little American flag on the right menu to read the site in English. Be sure to check out all that they have to offer over there!

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Photo copyright to Sabine Ruppert of Sheepaints

For the Little Pumpkin Socks you’ll want some US size 1.5 and 2 DPNs (or circulars) and some sock yard of your choice. Preferably something orange-ish to stick with the pumpkin theme. The author recommends their own fabulous Sheepaint brand Bamboolaine sock yarn; a delicious blend of 75% wool and 25% bamboo. You could also use Sheepaint’s Little Pumpkin colorway in the Sock ‘n Go sock yarn variety for the perfect fit, or Sock ‘n Go Flamé sock yarn in Indian Summer. So many options with such a great pattern!

I think my favorite thing about these beautiful socks is the interesting stitch pattern- it really does look like a line of cute little pumpkins going up your feet! The pattern is interesting enough to keep me involved but not too difficult that I’d pull out my hair in frustration. I think that’s the perfect mix when it comes to sock patterns — you want something that keeps your interest but not something too hard. A little bit of mindless and a little bit of excitement all rolled into one adorable pattern.  A gorgeous autumnal pattern for this gorgeous autumn season.

Hope everyone has a great week and a nice weekend — we’re to a point now in Indiana that we gotta treasure all of the random warm days we can get before they give way to winter! Hope you have a good one :)

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