Would you believe me if I told you that socks can be a frugal knitting project? It’s true! There are three reasons why socks make great frugal knitting projects: 1. Sock yarn can be very inexpensive. I have often been able to buy enough yarn for a pair of socks for $8 to 10. And this isn’t cheap acrylic yarn, either — it’s often wool yarn blended with nylon, which tend to produce the warmest, most comfortable socks. 2. Socks are not a quick knit. They may not take as long as a sweater or a large afghan, but they require more time than a hat or fingerless gloves. This means that when you’re knitting a pair of socks, you can concentrate your knitting enjoyment on the socks — and not on buying more yarn! 3. It has never been easier to find free sock patterns! The trick to frugal sock knitting is to find projects that are so enjoyable — engrossing, yet not frustrating — that you won’t be able to put the pattern down until you’ve finished the last stitch! That’s why here, I have listed some of the most popular free sock knitting patterns around.
Fun, Frugal, Popular Sock Knitting Patterns
Hermione’s Everyday Socks: I love that these socks are unisex, textured, and look good in both solid and variegated yarns. Basic Ribbed Socks: Variegated sock yarn is everywhere, and sometimes it’s hard to find the right pattern for them. These fit the bill beautifully, especially if you’re after a simple, basic pattern. Circle Socks: Another pattern that works great with variegated yarn. The circles look far more difficult than they really are! Sunday Swing Socks: At the risk of sounding like a broken record, what we have here is another sock pattern that looks great in variegated yarn and is easier than it looks. Lifestyle Toe Up Socks: Want to give toe-up socks a try? This is the pattern for you! It’s especially great because it is designed to be easy to understand as well as completely customizable. Owlie Socks: I’m such a sucker for anything with owls. These socks are too cute to be believed. Jeck Socks: I love the way this pattern combines a herringbone look with basic ribbing. It is very attractive in solid colors and dazzling in variegated yarns. So if you’re ready to spend some quality time with sock yarn, choose one of these patterns and start on your next frugal knitting project!