New Pattern: Avalon

AVALON sock pattern by Allison O'Mahony at

The Avalon Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland is a place where rugged terrain meets unforgiving weather, making wool socks a wardrobe staple year round. Classic colours and a generous cuff add interest to these ribbed boot socks which are fine enough to fit into lightweight hiking boots, but also warm enough for winter.

Fingering weight yarn* in the following approximate amounts:

  • 85 [107, 129, 155] m/93 [117, 141, 169] yd Color 1 (C1)
  • 10 [12, 14, 17] m/10 [13, 16, 19] yd Color 2 (C2)
  • 185 [232, 280, 337] m/202 [254, 306, 368] yd Color 3 (C3)

Shown in Patons Kroy Socks 4 Ply (75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 175 m/191 yd per 50 g/1.76 oz skein) in colours Muslin (C1), Red (C2), and Flax (C3)

*For more durable socks, choose a dedicated sock yarn.

32 stitches & 48 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in stockinette stitch with smaller needles

One set 2.25 mm/US 1 needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge)
One set 2.5 mm/US 1.5 needles* (or one size larger than needed for gauge)

*Either one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs), two circular needles, or one long circular needle, as you prefer for small circumference knitting in the round.

Adult sizes S [M, L, XL] to fit 17.5 [20.5, 23, 25.5] cm/7 [8, 9, 10]” foot circumferences

Shown in size M on a U.S. women’s shoe size 7.5 (21.5 cm/8.5” foot circumference) with 4.5 cm/1.75” (20%) negative ease around the widest part of the foot. The ribbed fabric of these socks allows for a snug yet comfortable fit and they are intended to be worn with more negative ease than most handknitted socks.

Finished Dimensions
Leg circumference 13 [15, 17, 19] cm/5 [6, 6.75, 7.5]” and foot circumference 14.5 [17, 19, 21.5] cm/5.75 [6.75, 7.5, 8.5]”, unstretched

Additional Tools
Stitch markers, smooth waste yarn (optional), tapestry needle

Skill Level
2 out of 5

AVALON sock pattern by Allison O'Mahony at

Price: $5 USD

Available through my Ravelry store, my Etsy shop, or directly via PayPal by clicking the “buy now” button below.

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