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Loop - Fabulous Mock Darned Socks PDF


Designed by - Emma Brace

Inspired by visible darning and mending techniques, particularly the work of Celia Pym and Hikaru Noguchi whose classes, haberdashery, work, and books are all at Loop, Emma Brace created these socks.

We love their 'mock' darned aesthetic as much as the sentiment behind the design. The pattern uses small amounts of threads incorporated into the knitted fabric for something truly unique and beautiful. If you don't have enough scrap yarn, or you want to create a colour palette of your own, we also have a wonderful selection of mini skeins that would be great for this pattern and a vast collection of sock yarns

These socks are knitted from the cuff down.


2.5mm [US 1 – 2] 80cm / 32in circular needles or DPNs (or size to get correct gauge)

3mm [US 2 – 3] 80cm / 32in circular needles or DPNs

Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Waste yarn


34 sts and 45 rows = 10cm / 4in over stockinette stitch on 2.5mm [US 1 – 2] needle.



 S: UK women's 3 – 4; EU 35 – 37; US: 5.5 – 6.5;

M: UK women's 5 – 6; EU 37 – 39; US: 7.5 – 8.5;

L: UK women's 7 – 8.5; EU: 40 – 42; US: 9.5 – 1.5; 


Lilac Version:  

MC:Uncommon Thread Tough Sock - Into Dust

Vi(Laines) Boulettes Chausettes Sock - Harvesting Pecks

Vi(Laines) Boulettes Chausettes Sock - Strawberry Shortcake's Panties

Vi(Laines) Boulettes Chaussettes Sock - Basking on Warm Bricks  

Plus 3 other scraps from the knitter's stash of fingering weight yarn. 

Yellow Version:

MC: Madelinetosh Twist Light - Jupiter's Moon IO

Madelinetosh Twist Light - Coffee Grounds

Eden Cottage Hayton - Clematis

Crazy Zauberball - 2100 Domino

Crazy Zauberball - 226 Meilenstein

Vi( Laines) Boulettes Chaussettes Sock - Nasturtium Flowers in Hair

Crazy Zauberball - 2082 Charisma 


Neutral Version: 

MC: Life in the Long Grass Fine Sock - Wheat

Uncommon Thread Tough Sock - Orion

Crazy Zauberball - 1564 Tropical Fish

Crazy Zauberball - 2250 Jacke Wie Hose

Uncommon Thread Tough Sock - Zitouni

Crazy Zauberball - 2082 Charisma

Jawoll Lang Sock Yarn - 98 Dark Olive


This is a PDF and not available as a printed pattern