Ice Cream Socks pattern

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SKU: KBDIceCream

This beautiful Ice Cream sock pattern has been created by Karen Butler Designs (who also produces Literally Yarn) and is available as an online download (VAT inclusive).  Ice Cream Socks is a top down pattern for a short ankle sock. A provisional cast-on allows the picot edge to be completed by knitting stitches together, to avoid having to finish this by sewing. The eyelet pattern is both simple to work and effective, looking just like cones of ice cream.   An Eye of the Partridge slip stitch patterned heel provides additional texture. 

The pattern includes full written instructions as well as a chart for the lce Cream Pattern. A little more interesting than plain socks, with the opportunity to learn a couple of new skills.  If substituting yarn, the pattern works well in smooth sock yarns.   The pattern is downloadable in pdf format and can be viewed using Adobe pdf reader. A copy of this software is available at   Images have been provided by Karen Butler Designs.


Sized to fit 20½(23:25½)cm / 8(9:10)” ankle/mid-foot circumference. Foot length is adjustable to fit.  

Vital Statistics

Suggested needle size
Preferred needle size for small diameter sock sizes: 2.25mm and 2.5mm

Weight of yarn
4-ply or sock weight yarn
Yarn required
c. 210(245:290) metres / 229(267:317) yards sock weight yarn
Tension 32 stitches and 46 rounds in stocking stitch on larger needles for 10cm/4 inch square
Other items needed
3 stitch markers or small safety pin; darning / yarn needle and 3mm crochet hook for provisional cast-on .

Yarn Ideas

Design shown knitted in Literally Yarn ‘Merino Sock’ (75% merino wool, 25% nylon) in Blueberry Pie, 425 metres / 464 yards per 100g. The yarn used is hand-dyed Literally Yarn, which is only available in small quantities in any colour. Literally Yarn 'Stellar Sock' and 'Nebula' Sock are alternatives. 






Ice Cream Socks pattern

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