Pumpkin Spice Socks

by Karen Burnett of KarenBDesigns

Pumpkin Spice Socks

Pumpkin Spice Socks is one of 6 designs from inTANDEM Issue 1

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About the design

Pumpkin Spice Socks are knitted in sport weight yarn, cuff down with afterthought heel construction. The leg & foot are knitted in 2 contrasting colors using the mosaic technique to give the pattern. The great thing with mosaic is you are knitting with 2 colors but only using 1 at a time. 

I designed these socks for a few reasons, sports weight gives cosy socks for the fall & winter times, knits up quicker, also the mosaic technique of a combination of knitting knit stitches & slip stitches, provides a comforting rhythm when you are knitting. The pattern is written in multiple of sizes, using both written & charted instructions. Ideal pattern for someone wanting to try knitting in 2 colors but without having to worry about color-work knitting. 

These are the perfect socks to keep your feet warm or to give as gifts, plus you can create a few pairs in multiple colors.

Meet the Designer: Karen Burnett of KarenBDesigns


I am a Scottish Knitwear Designer & have been designing for 13 years, I love to design sweaters, shawls, socks & other accessories, that can be worn by everyone. I have had designs published in knitting magazines & work in collaboration with Indie Dyers.




Yarn & Sizing Information for the Pattern


• Malabrigo Arroyo in Sunset (MC): 1 skein, or approx 153 (191, 235, 295) yds/140 (175, 215, 270) m of DK/sport weight yarn

• Malabrigo Arroyo in Choco (CC): 1 skein, or approx 66 (82, 104, 131) yds/60 (75, 95, 120) m of DK/sport weight yarn

Finished measurements

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4)

a - foot circumference: 6.75 (8.5, 10.25, 12)”/17 (21.5, 25.5, 30) cm

b - foot length: 8 (9, 10.5, 11.5)"/20 (22.5, 26.5, 29) cm

c - leg length: 6 (7.5, 7.5, 7.5)"/15 (19, 19, 19) cm

Foot and leg lengths are provided for reference as these can be knit to preference.

Recommended to be worn with 0.75"- 1"/2 cm-2.5 cm negative ease at foot circumference and 0.5"- 1"/1.5 cm-2.5 cm negative ease at foot length. Model is wearing a size 2 with 1.5"/4 cm negative ease at foot circumference.

Resources & Errata for the Pattern

There are currently no tutorials, resources, or errata for the pattern.


How to purchase the pattern

The pattern Pumpkin Spice Socks is available in
Issue 1 of inTANDEM or as individual digital pattern on:

Designer's Ravelry page or Designer's Webpage



All photography of inTANDEM zine designs is from A Day in the Light Photography.