Afternoon Tea

$5.00 USD

The inspiration for this sock pattern evolves from a few different things. My favorite childhood book was Alice in Wonderland, I always loved how outrageous all the characters were.  I was particularly drawn to the hatter’s tea party, so when I came across Potion Yarns’ “Unbirthday Party” colorway, it brought me right back to that delightful part of the book.  Lastly, this all came together around my birthday, which occurred in the middle of a pandemic, so it felt very unbirthday!


Worked in the round, Afternoon Tea contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.

The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer.

Skill Level

Finished Measurements
7.5 [8, 8.5, 9]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23] cm circumference. The sample shown was knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 60-sts.

Suggested Needles
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.

Tapestry Needle, cable needle, scrap yarn, stitch marker (optional)

Yarn Requirements
300-500 yds (274-458 m) fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)

Suggested Yarn
Potion Yarns – Dryad Sock
80% SW Merino 10% Cashmere 10% Nylon
430 yds (393 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: Unbirthday Party

9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking.

LOW-VISIBILITY FORMAT: A low-visibility English version of this pattern is available in this download. This format is 22pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, written directions only (there are no charts). This document was accessibility checked by MS Word and read-aloud functions.

WHOLESALE PRINTS: rhyFlower Knits patterns are available in print via our wholesale distributor Deep South Fibers.

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Additional information


Danish, English, French, German, Norwegian, Russian

Skill Level


Type of Instructions

Charts, Low Visibilty, Written Directions


Kitchener / Grafting, Worked in the Round

Fabric Characteristics

Cables, Eyelets, Lace

Sock Techniques

Afterthought Heel, Cuff-Down, Toe-Up, Wide Toe


Digital Download, PDF