Unveil the captivating world of knitting with Chipper – a harmonious blend of timeless elegance and modern charm. With its classic feather and fan motif gracefully adorning both the instep and back of the leg, this pattern is destined to be your next knitting masterpiece.

Its undulating waves create a rhythmic dance of texture and style, evoking a sense of tradition while embracing contemporary design sensibilities. The motif, meticulously crafted stitch by stitch, adds depth and visual interest, making these socks an eye-catching accessory for any occasion.

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Worked in the round, Chipper offers a seamless knitting experience by providing both cuff-down and toe-up written directions, catering to your preferred knitting style. Additionally, a clear and concise chart for the pattern stitch is included, ensuring that you have all the tools you need to create these beautiful socks.

While the pattern comes with instructions for a short row heel, it’s designed to be adaptable to your personal preferences and unique feet. We’ve even included links to alternative heel techniques, so you can choose the one that brings you the most joy in your knitting journey and fits your feet.

With multiple sizes thoughtfully incorporated, you can easily achieve the perfect fit for yourself or for the lucky recipient of your handcrafted socks. This pattern truly embraces size diversity, making it a wonderful option for a wide range of individuals

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 (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping).

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This pattern is available in our Standard formatting. Low-visibility and screen-reader-accessible versions of this pattern are available with this pattern purchase. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by the read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.


Skill Level



Finished Measurements

(Measured around the ball of the foot)
7.5 [8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11]” / 19 [20.5, 21.5, 23, 24, 25.5, 26.5, 28] cm circumference — choose a size that will give you 1-1.5” / 2.5-4 cm of negative ease. The finished measurements do not factor in negative ease, these are the actual measurements for the finished item.



Tapestry needle, stitch markers (1)


Suggested Needles

US1 (2.25 mm) 40” (100 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge


Yarn Requirements

MC: 300-500 yds / 274-458 m of fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
CC: 62 [68, 75, 81, 88, 95, 103, 110] yds / 57 [62, 69, 74, 80, 87, 94, 101] m of fingering weight yarn


Sample Yarn for Pattern

Polka Dot Creek — Sock Set
75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon
463 yds (423 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Colour: Mint Chocolate Chip



32 stitches by 40 rounds in stockinette = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.


Additional information



Skill Level





Negative Ease

Type of Instructions

Charts, Low Visibilty, Screen Reader Access, Written Directions

Sock Techniques

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


Kitchener / Grafting, Worked in the Round

Fabric Characteristics

Eyelets, Lace, Ribbed / Ribbing, Ripple


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