two-color socks on a tin wall


In Fingering weight yarn, Patterns, Socks, Toe Up by Shannon

These fun two-color socks are a blast to knit, and the German Short-Row Heel ensures your pattern is not interrupted by heel increasing. Grab two highly-contrasting skeins, and get to slipping!


  • Finished Measurements: Small (Medium, Large): 6.5 (8, 9)“/16.5 (20.5, 23) cm foot circumference. 46 (58, 70) sts total. Leg length is measured from top of heel and is completely customizable. Socks shown have a 5”/12.5 cm leg length (measured from the top of the heel).
  • Yarn: Approximately 225-500 yds/206-457 m total fingering-weight yarn. Approximately 150-300 yds/137-274 m cA and 75-200 yds/69-183 m cB. For the socks shown, I used Knitted Wit Sock in Reforestation (cA) and Sunshine (cB)
  • Needles: US1/2.25mm needle for small-circumference knitting, or size needed to get gauge. I use a 32” circular for magic-loop knitting.
  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 32 sts & 44 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch in the round, measured after blocking.