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I’ve always been fascinated by self-striping sock yarns, the variety and playfulness of the colour combinations sets a mood and tone for your knitting. I love how you can achieve a striped sock, without having to weave in all those pesky tail ends… but I get a teeny bit bored knitting plain stockinette stitch the whole way.


The Rustling Reed socks, gives you the pleasure of striped socks, that are just a little bit EXTRA! The loops provide interest to your knitting, and are created in this pattern with just a little needle and yarn gymnastics.

The socks are knit cuff-down, featuring a textured flap and gusset heel, and a rounded toe. The pattern can be completed in non self-striping for a lovely textured look in either solid or variegated colours.



XS (S, M, L, XL)
Finished sock circumference: 15.5cm (18cm, 20.5cm, 23cm, 25.5cm) / 6” (7”, 8”, 9”, 10”)
The pattern is designed with 1.5-2.5cm / 0.5-1” negative ease.


mc: 100g / 400m / 435yds
cc: 20g mini skein / 84m / 92yds
Yardage will vary depending on the length of socks you knit. XL size may need more cc.


Suggested Yarn
4ply / fingering weight
Sample shown in Louley Yarns “Everlasting” Self-striping Sock Yarn (mc) and Northbound Knitting “Cloak” (cc)
Note: pattern is designed for self-striping sock yarn, but there are notes in the pattern to convert instructions for non-striping yarns


2mm /US0 needles in your preferred style: set of dpns, 36” long circular for magic loop or 48” long circular for taat magic loop


Other Notions
Stitch markers x 2
Sewing needle to weave in ends


Pattern is also available on Ravelry.
I am always happy to support you in your knitting adventures.

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Rustling Reed Socks Knitting Pattern PDF

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