Straight Arrow is a colorwork sock pattern that lets the yarn shine. The main portions of the leg and foot, as well as the Straight Arrow motif, are worked in a subtle, speckled yarn. The cuff, short row heel, toe, and the background of the colorwork band are worked in a vibrant contrast color that makes the hues pop.


Adult S [M, L]


18 [20.5, 23] cm/7 [8, 9]” leg and foot circumference


MC: Knit Picks Hawthorne Speckle Hand Paint (80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon); 326 m/357 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in Confetti Speckle (26870); 1 skein
CC: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye (80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon); 326 m/357 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in Delphinium (26694); 1 skein


One set 2.25 mm/US 1 needles* (or size needed to obtain plain stockinette stitch gauge)
One set 3 mm/US 2.5 needles* (or size needed to obtain stranded stockinette stitch gauge)

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


32 stitches & 48 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in stranded stockinette stitch in the round on larger needles (suggested size 3 mm/US 2.5), after blocking
32 stitches & 48 rounds = 10 cm/4″ in plain stockinette stitch on smaller needles (suggested size 2.25 mm/US 1), after blocking


Tapestry needle, scrap yarn or stitch holder, stitch markers




These socks are worked top down from the cuff and the colourwork pattern is fully charted.

Available in Knit Picks Outrageous Insteps Collection, which is on sale now in both hard copy and eBook format from the Knit Picks website. The Straight Arrow pattern is also available on its own here.

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