Welcome to July's Sock Box Pattern Inspiration Page! I'm so glad you're here!
July's Sock Yarn takes us to the beach - to clear, turquoise water, the white surf gently greeting the sand. Not a soul in sight, just you, the water, and the sun. Listening to the waves, sinking your toes into the sand, marvelling at how each grain is different from its neighbor. The waves take away your worries, and you feel at peace.
I hope you find a pattern you'd like to cast on - if you like to share, tag us on Instagram (@_makingstories)!
Hanna Lisa x
Our pattern recommendations for the July sock box:
I adore a good ankle sock, and with summer just around the corner (hopefully), this sweet design ticks all the boxes. Delightful, geometric lace, gusset heel, cute ribbing - what's not to love about it?
It definitely needs a yarn with good stitch definition which is why I think July's sock yarn is such a great fit!
While the inspiration of the Hibernal Socks comes from quiet, cozy winter nights, I think they're just as good in summer - for those chillier evenings when you want to spend as much time on the balcony or in the garden, but your toes are getting just a little too cold.
The combination of ribbing and cables promises a soothing, yet interesting knit - I'm quite tempted to cast them on!
Yes, you can absolutely knit something other than socks with our sock yarn! How about the Willa cowl by Karel Chan? It's a super cozy tube möbius cowl with a gorgeous colorwork pattern that is going to be extra-fun to knit.
Pair your July Sock Yarn with another fingering-weight yarn from your yarn drawer and you're good to go!
Now, I usually don't put in patterns as recommendations that are not available as individual PDFs. However, as I know many of you have a copy of Issue 9 already, and this yarn is the yarn the designer used for this pattern, I decided to put them in and hope you don't mind.
Makenzie's beautiful Floret Socks are destined to become a stand-out pair in your sock drawer! Inspired by the awakening of nature from its winter slumber, they feature a bloom-like lace pattern near the cuff, followed by a repeating faux cable along the top of the foot. They're knit cuff-down, with a heel flap and gusset.