Typically when people think of cozy knitted things, they think of the thick, hot kinds of garments that will keep you warm no matter how subzero the temperatures outside are. In many places, the weather goes right from perfect knitwear weather and straight into summer when suddenly it’s too hot for socks, period. Where we come from, however, things are a little bit more temperate, giving us an extra window of time for light weight knits. That’s why we love knitted socks in the spring so much! If they pattern, weight, and yarn are all just right, you can absolutely knit socks for you, your family, or your friends that will keep them warm under their spring rain boots without being too hot and making their feet sweat. Besides that, spring socks are a fantastic excuse to start using bright splashes of colour once again in your projects after all those warm winter tones!
Just in case you love knitting socks as much as we do and like to change your projects up with the seasons too, here are 15 of our very favourite knitted spring sock patterns (and, yes, we’ve actually knitted all of these before).
1. Prairie Spring socks
If you’re going to go to the trouble of knitting yourself a whole brand new pair of socks for spring, would you prefer a pattern that’s got a little more style and detail to it than the average thick slipper sock you’ve been sliding on to shuffle around the house in all winter? Then we have a feeling you’re going to love this slip stitch pattern from Wollen Wilderness a whole heck of a lot! They show you how to create a diagonal design across your foot quite easily. Keeping the base of the sock underneath your slipped pattern quite basic and simple makes these socks a great opportunity to use fantastically fun speckles that will keep things interesting for you!
2. Jian socks
Perhaps you’re a more experienced knitter who has been looking to try your hand at some exciting lace patterns but you’d still like to keep things a little bit on the simpler side? Then we think we might have found just the pattern for you! Besides being a great learner’s project when it comes to simple lace patterns, this design from Stick Chick Knits is also perfect for spring because the eyelets help keep your feet cool rather than letting freezing cold air slip through like they would in the winter.
3. Slippery Slope socks
Have you always had a huge love for gradients and ombre? Perhaps you were pretty intrigued by the first design we showed you with the slipped stitches but you’d rather see them criss-cross over each other than just travel up the leg. In that case, maybe these super fun and colour socks from General Hogbuffer would be a better pattern for you! We adore the effect that the striping with a solid cream colours has in contrast with the way the coloured yarn moves through its own colour gradient. This pattern isn’t necessarily easy, per se, but it’s certainly not as difficult as it looks, so don’t be intimidated!
4. Simple sneaker socks
In your world and wardrobe, does wearing a “spring sock” mostly just mean you can finally go back to the cropped sneaker socks you love so much rather than having to wear the more constricting higher socks that will cover your legs so snow doesn’t touch your ankles under your pants? Well, those shorter sockettes are simple enough to find in stores and all, but if you ask us, everything is more satisfying if you’ve made it yourself. That’s why we were so happy to come across this adorable sneaker sock pattern featured on Haalu! These are a pretty quick knit thanks to their shorter size, so we’ve made countless pairs and given them to just about all of our friends and family members in all different colours!