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Modern Knitted Socks Designs with Free Patterns for Everyone

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Modern knitted socks patterns offer various designs for classic and bright pairs you’ll love to wear with your outfits. Check out these free knitting patterns and choose a few for yourself!

Knitted socks are the number one thing you need to feel comfortable during the cold season. Such projects vary so much that it’s very easy to find the one that will suit and fit you. You can choose the basic ones or with an eye-catching design. You can opt for a lighter one if you want to wear them during the demi-season or for the extra thick one to put them on at home when the central heating is not helping. Just pick the knit socks pattern you like and bring it to life!

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1. Two Week Wait Socks

  • Designed by Bolly Blatcher

A bright pair for your stunning outfits. This pattern is a fun twist on the classic striped sock pattern. The sock is easy to make and knits from the toe up. The design is not boring and not overdone: just enough to add to your style. Think of this project as a way to brighten up your outfit, and don’t be afraid of the pattern, it’s quite understandable.

A pair of yellow and blue striped socks hanging on a wall.

PHOTOS by Bolly Blatcher / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Google Docs, or read more about it on Ravelry.

2. Basic Unisex Socks

  • Designed by Yulia Ilinkova

A basic pair for those who prefer to keep things simple. It’s good to have at least a couple of white socks in your wardrobe: you can pair them with almost anything. And this pair will keep your feet toasty even on the coldest winter days. The socks knitting pattern uses a simple stockinette stitch, so it is great for beginners.

A pair of white socks.

PHOTOS by Yulia Ilinkova / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

3. Motif (Ornament) for Hats and Socks

  • Designed by Elena Sokolova

A Scandinavian design for your winter and fall outfits. This pattern is for those who live according to the Hygge philosophy – the cozier the better. An ornamental pattern is interesting to work and serves as a gateway to more complicated designs. Once you master it, you can incorporate the same motif into your hat and sweater designs. 

A pair of grey and white socks with polka dots.

PHOTOS by Elena Sokolova / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

4. Rugby Socks

  • Designed by Terrifik knits

A classic design for an elegant and stylish look. The anatomical design makes this pair extremely comfortable to wear and great for active people. Plus, the simple color combination allows you to match them with different outfits. It’s also a great way to experiment with color palettes and find out which colors suit you best.

Two pictures of a woman wearing a pair of burgundy socks.

PHOTOS by Terrifik knits / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on terrifiknits.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. Marstrand – Sockor

  • Designed by Agnes Brandels

Cozy and great to wear around the house, this pair of knitted socks is a great project for a few evenings. These socks are great for year-round wear and will keep you cozy no matter what. They’re also a great way to create different spring outfits: the combination of creamy white and pastel yellow is really trendy.

Two pictures of a girl sitting on a chair wearing yellow knitted socks.

PHOTOS by Agnes Brandels / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on svartafaret.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. Memento

  • Designed by Conor of CallingForOrpheus

If you love fancy knit designs, these socks are for you. Not only are they comfortable to wear, but they also have a unique reverse skull pattern. The pattern is interesting for those knitters who know the basics and want to develop their knitting skills. Save the pattern for later and seize the moment!

A pair of knitted black and white socks with yarn.

PHOTOS by Conor of CallingForOrpheus / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

7. Fight to Win

  • Designed by Denise Hebner

The unique design and bold color choices in this sock project make it a standout for those who appreciate a modern twist on traditional knitting. Whether you’re looking to step up your sock game or simply enjoy a creative challenge, this knitted socks pattern is sure to add a touch of attitude to your collection.

knitted socks in a pink and yellow color with a text "fight to win"

PHOTOS by Denise Hebner / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

8. The Lea Socks

  • Designed by Knit On Designs by Deb Buckingham

Wrap your feet in style with these charming knit socks! The delicate yet modern design makes them a must-have for fashion-forward knitters. With intricate stitching and a contemporary flair, these socks are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your everyday wear. The socks knitting pattern is free and easy to follow.

colorful knitted socks laid on a wooden floor

PHOTOS by Knit On Designs by Deb Buckingham / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

9. Sound Waves Socks

  • Designed by Winwick Mum

If you’re looking for a new pair of socks, consider knitting this one. It’s a simple project that stands out for its colorful design. The pattern is clear, so you won’t have any trouble understanding it if you have a little experience. A nice piece to knit during long summer evenings in preparation for fall.

a pair of knit socks in a variegated color

PHOTOS by Winwick Mum / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on wyspinners.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Simple Wavy Edge Socks

  • Designed by nature Knits garden

The cute design of these socks makes them a must. Contrary to popular belief, knitting socks can be done in the summer if you choose the right yarn. With the light yarn they’ll be just fine for wearing at home instead of slippers. The pattern is suitable for all knitters who know the basics.

knit socks with a wavy top

PHOTOS by nature Knits garden / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

11. Justinas Sock

  • Designed by Ellen Furderer

A pair of nice knitted socks that will be great to wear all year long. Whether you’re looking for a warm piece that will warm you up in winter or a pattern for cozy knitted socks to wear at home, this project is what you need. Just follow the step-by-step knitting tutorial, and you’ll finish it quickly.

a person wearing a pair of knit socks in a pink color

PHOTOS by Ellen Furderer / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Instagram, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Sesame Socks

  • Designed by Aube Limpide

These knitted socks are versatile and will be good for any occasion. If you need to be formal, just take the black yarn and that’s it. But if you want to stand out, feel free to experiment with bright colors. The pattern for these knit socks is simple and you won’t struggle to complete them.

a pair of knitted red socks

PHOTOS by Aube Limpide / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

13. Eurovision Sock Contest

  • Designed by Natalia Milas and Tamy Antunes

Eurovision has just finished and if you got inspired, that’s your chance to stay with the show for a bit longer. These knitted socks are made from the special yarn from the Eurovision themed yarn box. The colors are bright and vivid, so the socks are sure to make you stand out. 

colorful knitted socks with stripes

PHOTOS by Natalia Milas and Tamy Antunes / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

14. Ilse

  • Designed by NinniJ.design

A cute and elegant women knit socks design. This pair will do for both casual and smart casual outfits, plus you can change the accent color to make it suit some specific outfit. The pattern is interesting to work on and is good for knitters looking for a skill improvement. Grab your needles and off you go!

a person wearing a pair of knitted socks

PHOTOS by NinniJ.design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

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