Free Knitting Pattern: Gaufre Socks

My latest free knitting pattern for Gaufre - a waffle stitch sock pattern.

It has been eight months since I last released a free knitting pattern - Rilo, the hat that launched this blog and kick-started my career as a knitting pattern designer.

It is about time I gave you guys another free pattern, so for the last 3 months, I have been designing, knitting and testing the pattern for my Gaufre socks - a cosy pair of boot socks that are seriously addictive to knit!

I am so excited about sharing these with you, as I feel that socks are an enormously wearable basic - not only fun to knit, but easy to incorporate into your daily wardrobe.

Gaufre: a Waffle Knit Sock Pattern

They feature a slipped stitch waffle across the top of the foot and around the ankle. The sole of the sock is striped.

The sock has contrasting toes, heels and cuffs.

Gaufre are a super textural pair of socks featuring a slipped stitch waffle pattern and contrasting toes, heels and cuffs. The stitch is incredibly addictive, meaning that you don't have to worry about second sock syndrome! It also makes it very easy to count your rows. The resulting fabric is super-squishy, making them ideal to wear with boots.

They are constructed using some really cool techniques, including magic cast-on, magic loop, German short-rows and tubular bind-off. If you'd like to upskill your sock knitting, these socks are the ideal project to practice on as I have provided in-depth tutorials for each new technique.

The differing row tensions create a slightly 'banana' shaped foot that is very comfortable to wear.

The cuff is knitted in twisted 1x1 rib for a snug fit that looks great with the waffle stitch.

I used madelinetosh's Tosh Sock for these socks, but you will find that most sock yarns will work in this pattern, as long as you can match the gauge.

I really enjoyed pairing a solid yarn with a variegated yarn as I love the look of fancy yarns in the skein, but find them too intense knitted up. The solid yarn in this pattern tones down the variegated making them extremely wearable whilst showing off that lovely yarn!

Download the FREE Pattern Now!

You can download the free pattern by signing up to The Sisterhood below. When you knit your own Gaufre socks, I'd love for you to share your project on Ravelry and Instagram using #gaufresocks. I am so excited to see what you knit!