Embark on an epic adventure that combines your love for Timelords and knitting with Timeshift!

Introducing the perfect companion to Turtlepurl Yarn’s THE Doctor colorway. Just as Rose and the Doctor’s bond transcends time, so does the harmony between this pattern and yarn. Dive into this extraordinary journey where intricate lace meets easily memorable repeats, offering a knitting experience as thrilling as traveling through the cosmos with the Doctor. Fear not, Daleks and Cybermen are absent here – this adventure is all about embracing creativity and joy. With captivating lace patterns reminiscent of tidal rhythms and the Doctor’s changing incarnations, Timeshift provides excitement while remaining comforting. As the Doctor always saves the day, this pattern ensures a smooth knitting experience with its simple, memorable repeats, enabling you to craft a sock as enchanting as the Time Vortex itself. So, grab your sonic screwdrivers (or knitting needles) and get ready for a unique journey with Timeshift and Turtlepurl Yarn’s THE Doctor colorway. It’s time to conquer the universe, one stitch at a time. Allons-y!

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Worked in the round, Timeshift contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for a peasant heel (afterthought heel using scrap yarn), 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)
6 [6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11]” / 15 [16.5, 18, 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. 



Tapestry needle, scrap yarn, stitch markers (3)


Suggested Needles

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


Yarn Requirements

MC: 200-500 yds / 183-458 m of fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
CC: 25 [27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45] yds / 23 [25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 37, 39, 41] m of fingering weight yarn


Sample Yarn for Timeshift

Turtlepurl – Striped Turtle Toes
75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon
450 yds (411 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g)
Colour: THE  Doctor



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




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


Digital Download, PDF

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