Free Sock Patterns

Longfellow Socks

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I’m so tired of this happening at the end of dude socks:

“This” being that I run out of yarn as I’m ready to knit the toe of the second sock. This is not the first odd toe that I’ve knit.  I only started running out of yarn after the guys I knit for cried out for longer socks!  AND I’m even using a yarn that has generous yardage (Cascade Heritage Quatro–437 yards/400 meters, color way: Brown Bear).

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So being smarter than the average brown bear, I came up with a pattern that uses different yarns for a short cuff, heel, and toe. I’m calling this free sock pattern Longfellow Socks.

Oh, and I always have my knitting with me, even at (close to) the top of Angels Landing in Zion National Park. I couldn’t justify risking my life and ending my knitting career in order to hold on to chains for the last part of the hike! This park is magnificent! You should come visit!

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70 Stitch Sock Pattern (Longfellow)


Happy knitting, wherever you may be! And here’s to longer socks!

Free Knitting Patterns

Thaynes Canyon Cowl

Thaynes Canyon Cowl is named after a canyon which connects to Millcreek Canyon outside of Salt Lake City.  At the beginning of the trail, most people head right to the Salt Lake City overlook trail. But going left on the trail takes hikers to the less traveled Thaynes Canyon, a beautiful hike on a mostly tree-covered trail. The free knitting pattern is below:

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Cowl or neck warmer made in a simple 2 x 2 ribbing with about 100 grams of yarn

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Thaynes Canyon Cowl