Sweet Dreams socks are ideal for lounging or sleeping, or just showing off. These gorgeous socks are knitted in sock yarns with added silk for luxury or angora for cosiness. They are knitted from the top down using stitches chosen to show off a self-striping yarn, although they also look lovely in a single colour. You start with a tubular cast-on, which creates a lovely rolled edge to your rib. Then you work a garter stitch rib cuff followed by the leg in a crossed slip stitch pattern. Next, you work a heel flap in a simple slip stitch pattern, before knitting the rest of the foot. Finally, you finish your Sweet Dreams socks with an easy wedge toe.
The pattern for Sweet Dreams socks is available to purchase as a digital pdf download from the Being Knitterly Ravelry store, or here as a printed pattern with a free Ravelry digital download code.
Digital pdf pattern
Available from the Being Knitterly Ravelry store.
Printed pattern booklet
The A4 booklet has 4 pages including:
- Before You Start: notes, sizing, yarn, tension | gauge and abbreviations.
- Photo tutorial for the tubular cast-on for 2 x 2 rib.
- Photo tutorial for Kitchener stitch.
- Written instructions.
Finished foot circumference: 18  cm | 7 [8 1/4] inches.
Foot length (adjustable): 22  cm | 8 3/4 3/4 [9 3/4] inches.
To fit feet with a circumference: 21  cm | 8 1/4 [9 1/2 ] inches.
Regia Silk Colour (4 ply sock; 55% wool, 25% nylon, 20% silk; 200 m | 219 yds per 50 g skein): 2  x 50 g skeins.
The striped sample (sock foot circumference 18 cm) was knitted in Regia Silk Colour, shade Marokko 0188.
Regia Angora Merino (4 ply sock; 65% Merino wool, 25% nylon, 10% angora; 200 m | 219 yds per 50 g skein): 2  x 50 g skeins.
The mauve sample (sock foot circumference 21 cm) was knitted in Regia Angora Merino, shade 07079.
A small amount of a similar weight waste yarn.
Needles & Accessories
2.25 mm | UK 13 | US 1 of your preferred type for working small circumferences.
2.75 mm | UK 12 | US 2 of your preferred type for working small circumferences.
Cable needle (optional).
Gauge | Tension
40 sts and 60 rounds per 10 cm | 4 inches over crossed slip stitch pattern using 2.75 mm needles.
This pattern is available in two versions: the standard one for those who knit right-handed and an alternative one written for those who knit left-handed. If you purchase the printed pattern or kit and would like the pattern for knitting left-handed, please say so in your order notes at check out.
Most of you knit right-handed, that is, your stitches move from the left to right needle as you knit.
Some of you knit left-handed, that is, your stitches move from the right to left needle as you knit.
If you are a left-handed knitter who knits right-handed, that is your stitches move from the left to right needle, you should use the pattern for knitting right-handed.
Designer: Nicki Merrall (Being Knitterly).
Sample knitters: Nicki Merrall and Mary Leeson.