Cakewalk Socks


These simple socks are a piece of cake to knit – thus the name! They fit snugly thanks to the ribs, and would make a great gift for anyone. The ribbing continues down the back of the heel flap, and there’s no break in the purl ‘gutter’ between the leg and the foot of the sock.

Heel and toe numbers are provided for three different sizes.

SIZE: M [L, XL]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: To fit a foot that’s 8.5 [9.25, 10] inches around at widest point. The ribbing is stretchy and quite forgiving, so erring on the small side is all right.

YARN: Cascade Heritage or any fingering-weight yarn you like. The very blue sock was knit in size M using Cascade Yarns Heritage Paints in the “Isle of Skye” colourway. The more subdued socks were knit in size L in the “David’s Eyes” colourway (and photographed before I bought a pair of sock blockers, sorry!)

GAUGE: 36 stitches = four inches/10 cm (9 spi)

AND ALSO: five US 1/2.25mm double-point needles or size needed to get gauge, darning needle.

Cakewalk Socks Pattern – .pdf format

Cakewalk Socks page on Ravelry.com

Important Copyright Information:
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The Cakewalk Socks knitting pattern by Knitting Pirate is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. You may make copies for your own personal use, but you may not sell copies of the pattern. You may sell the socks you make provided that credit is given to the Knitting Pirate for the design. If you have any questions about what you can or can’t do with this pattern, please feel free to contact the Knitting Pirate.

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4 Responses to “Cakewalk Socks”
  1. Carol Jean Abraham says:

    I am starting the cake wail socks and do not know what the term (ktbl) that you are using in the cuff stands for. Some help please. Thanks, Carol Jean

  2. Jo Belvedere says:

    I am at the heel turn and I don’t know what S11 means. Can you please explain this step to me? Thanks!

    • Pirate says:

      Hi Jo – that’s sl1, as in “slip 1” purlwise. I’ll update the pdf file so that it’s more clear. Hope that helps, and happy knitting! :)

      ~Pirate

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