Topsy Turvey Sock

Two New Sock Patterns

I’m happy to announce that two new patterns have been added to my website and Ravelry.


Topsy-Turvey Socks were designed as a kit for Craftsy ( as a practical exercise for the class Essential Skills for Sock Knitting ( The pattern can now be purchased alone on Ravelry at The socks feature a short-row heel and toe, but, in a deviation from the ordinary, one sock is worked from the top down and the other is worked from the toe up—no more “second sock syndrome!”


Slip-Stitch Chevron Socks ( were designed specifically to show off the dye pattern in Baah Yarn’s ( special La Jolla yarn that’s dyed in about equal portions of a solid color (shown in teal here), and white with speckles (shown in purples and golds here). The challenge in this design was to make the most of both dye patterns in the confines of a narrow sock circumference. After a bit of swatching, I chose a slip-stitch chevron pattern that allows the solid or speckled portions to “travel” above the striped background. These socks feature a flap-and-gusset heel and a wedge toe, finished off with Kitchener stitch (my favorite!).

Respond to this post to tell me which pattern you’d prefer and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a free pattern. I’ll pick a winner Saturday, Dec 24.

Happy Holidays!

52 thoughts on “Two New Sock Patterns”

  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    I’d be pleased as punch with either sock pattern, but since you asked me to choose, I’ll choose the Slip Stitch Chevron.
    Thanks for the chance to win one of your fabulous patterns.

  2. Hi and best of The Season to you Ann. I love the Topsy Turvey socks. I have just the yarn too! all the best…

  3. I’m intrigued by both of these patterns, but I’d love to see what the Slip-Stitch Chevron would look like with other variegated yarns. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. I love the idea of working two socks in the opposite direction and being done at the same time. Topsy-turvy for me!

  5. Debra Jaworowicz

    What a great way to learn both sock methods at the same time! Topsy Turvey would be my choice Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  6. I prefer the chevron socks since I like the slip stitch heel and I don’t have second sock syndrome. I knit both of my socks at the same time.

  7. Season’s greetings! As you, with Getting Started Knitting socks, taught me how to knit top down socks, I would love to get my lesson knitting toe up with your Topsy-turvey pattern.

  8. I love the Topsy Turvy socks. I like the idea of doing one toe up and the other top down. Happy Holidays !!!

  9. happy holidays to you and yours Ann. I’d love the slip stitch chevron pattern to try with my other variegated yarns. And when you say a bit of swatching, I wonder just how much swatching that means?

  10. They’re both great and versatile patterns. I’m the proud owner (hoarder?) of several skeins that would look great in that slip stitch chevron pattern.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone!!! I like the look of both patterns but I keep turning to the Topsy Turvy socks. I think they’d make a nice pair for my dad.

  12. I definitely like the Tospy-Turvey socks. Maybe I’ll finally find a way to like knitting from the toe up!

    Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

  13. Such a difficult choice – both patterns are beautiful! I would love to knit the Slip-Stitch Chevron Socks first.

    Merry Christmas!

  14. Hard choice. Love both socks. That said, I think I would start with the slip stich Chevron sock pattern. But I do believe I would knit both eventually.

  15. Love them both but if I have to pick just one it will be the slip stitch chevron. Fortunately, for me, I can buy both!

  16. I love the new Chevron pattern. I bought a skein when you got yours and have been excited to see the new design. It is wonderful and I would love to make mine in this pattern.

  17. Merry Christmas, Ann! I’m a beginner knitter – and I love both patterns, but I would choose the slip stitch chevron socks. Wish you were here to give me a few classes!

  18. The Topsy-Turvey socks are so pretty. I would love to make a pair. Thank you for the opportunity and Merry Christmas.

  19. I love both, but if i were to choose probably the Slip Stitch Chevron Pattern. I will keep my fingers crossed! Merry Christmas.

  20. Topsy Turvey, I love the challenge of the different methods applied to creating the pair of socks.
    Happy Holidays

  21. I love the Slip-Stitch Chevron sock. I am still finding my way through socks and this looks like it would push me a bit. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  22. Love the Slip Stitch Chevron Socks!! Would like to know the name and colorway of the yarn you used, please!!

  23. Hard choice! I think the chevron because I love how the colors came out. I just made my first pair of decent socks through your essential skills class. Happy Holidays!

  24. Those patterns are both lovely. I am intrigued by the Topsy Turvy one. Have never done any just like that.
    Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. And take care of that arthritis. We need you to keep designing.

  25. It’s hard to decide but I do have some yarn that would be perfect for the Slip Stitch Chevron pattern. Merry Christmas, Ann! And the best in 2017!

  26. Both patterns are lovely and I’d be happy knitting either one of them. That being said, I prefer the Topsy Turvey one!

  27. Melissa aka Witchknit

    I’d love to have the slip stitch chevron pattern. Thank you so much for the chance. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  28. They are both nice but I have some variegated yarn that would look nice with the slip stitch chevron pattern 🙂
    Merry Christmas!

  29. Hi Ann,
    I’ve loved your “go to” socks for some time, so I’m ready to graduate to the Topsy Turvey socks as I think that would be a great way to learn toe up socks!

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