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.

AVALON sock pattern by Allison O'Mahony http://kniterations.ca


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 circumference

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.


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


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



AVALON sock pattern by Allison O'Mahony http://kniterations.ca

Price: $7.00 CAD

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