Have you fallen head over heels (or is it toes over heels?) in love with the Autumnal Socks knitting pattern but have no idea what yarn to use? Continue reading for color recommendations using Knitty Gritty Fibers yarn (the yarn that I used), for affordable yarn recommendations, and for a list of resources to search for other yarns that will work for the pattern!
A fun and cozy knit, the Autumnal Socks knitting pattern has all of the customization options included so you can make them your favorite, best fitting socks that you own. It is a fun and engaging knit featuring a faux cable leaf motif that runs from the toe to the cuff, and a lovely slipped cross stitch motif representing trees and branches that runs from the ankle to the cuff (should you choose to work the calf height version).
I designed the socks using Knitty Gritty Fiber’s cozy fingering weight yarn in the Pumpkin Spiced Latte colorway. It includes the most lovely autumnal combination of oranges, grays, whites, and little bit of black. I probably wouldn't have been down for a full orange colorway, but this one is just lovely! The socks look great in most solid, tonal, and lightly speckled or variegated yarns. The main thing to remember when selecting your yarn is that the darker and/or the busier the yarn is, the more it will hide the textures of the sock.
(Learn more about the inspiration behind the design here.)
Note: All yarn images are from the credited websites.
Knitty Gritty Fibers Colors
Knitty Gritty Fibers carries a beautiful array of colors, many of which would make for a stunning pair of Autumnal Socks. Here I've selected a few solids, tonals, and lightly colored yarns from her shop that I think will pair amazingly with the Autumnal Socks design. Just click on the photo to browse that color in the Knitty Gritty Fibers shop!
Alternative Yarns List
Can't afford hand-dyed yarn? I completely understand! That is A-OK! Here I've selected a list of more affordable fingering weight yarns that would also work with this design! (Note: I am not affiliated with any of the links -- I am just providing this list for your reference.)
I've provided a few bits of information on each yarn for your own comparison. All prices shown are USD and do not account for shipping costs. The list is ordered from least expensive to most expensive per gram. For the sake of comparison, I've written everything in terms of 100 grams. The yarns with yardages and fiber content most similar to the yarn that I used typically create the most similar fabrics to the original design.
The yarn that I used was: 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 400 yards/100 grams
80% Acrylic, 10% Polyamide,10% Mohair; 447 yds/100 grams; $5.87/100 grams
75% wool/25% polyamide; 460 yds/100 grams; $7.90/100 grams
75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 436 yds/100 grams; $10.98/100 grams
75% Merino/25% Nylon; 462 yds/100 grams; $11.98/100 grams
75% Merino/25% Silk; 440 yds/100 grams; $15.98/100 grams