Craft a pair of enchanting and snug socks that draw inspiration from the captivating mistletoe’s allure. Elevate your winter wardrobe with our Mistletoes sock pattern, carefully designed to embody both comfort and charm. Adorned with intricate cable motifs, these artisanal socks are a testament to both warmth and elegance, promising to grace your feet with indulgent cosiness throughout the frosty season.

Ignite the holiday fervor as you immerse yourself in this delightful knitting endeavor, infusing every stitch with the merriment and festivity that defines this special time of year!

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Worked in the round, Mistletoes contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for a short row heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using (links included for alternatives). 

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).

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, 24.5, 25.5, 27, 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. 


Suggested Needles

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



Tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch markers (1)


Yarn Requirements

MC: 200-400 yds / 183-365 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 Mistletoes

Polka Dot Creek – Fingering Sock Set
75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon
463 yds (423 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Colour: Mistletoe
Mini-Skeins: Burgundy & Forest



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





Type of Instructions

Charts, Low Visibilty, Screen Reader Access, Written Directions

Sock Techniques

Cuff-Down, Short Row Heel, Toe-Up, Wide Toe


Kitchener / Grafting, Worked in the Round


Negative Ease

Fabric Characteristics

Cables, Ribbed / Ribbing


Digital Download, PDF

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