Fritillary Socks – Spring String MKAL

Pre-order info is available now – MKAL begins 4/1/24!

Fritillaries inspired this mystery KAL pattern design, which unfolds over a series of clues – and we’ll wrap up with a Second Sock Party at the end!



Fritillaries are flowering herbaceous perennials that feature bell-shaped bulbs that nod downward. Their delicate and unique features inspired this mystery pattern design, which unfolds over a series of clues – and we’ll wrap up with a Second Sock Party at the end!


  • Pattern is knit in two contrasting colors (100 grams of each color)
  • One of the two colors should be a contrasting solid
  • The pattern is knit top-down
  • The pattern features texture
  • There is no stranded colorwork


Skill Level: Intermediate


  • Adult Small (Adult Med, Adult Lg)



You will need two full size (100 gram) skeins for your socks (or approximately 400 yards of each color). Please make note that if you are purchasing yarn that comes in 50 gram (half) skeins, you will need two of those to equal one full skein.

  • Schoppel Admiral | 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Biodegradable Nylon | 459 yards (420 meters) in 100 grams
  • HiKoo CoBaSi | 55% Cotton, 16% Viscose from Bamboo, 8% Silk, 21% Elastic Nylon | 220 yards (202 meters) in 50 grams

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  • US Size 1.5 (2.5 mm) – DPNs or long circular for Magic Loop
  • US Size 2 (2.75 mm) – DPNs or long circular for Magic Loop



  • Approximately 32 sts in 4 in (10 cm) in pattern, blocked
  • The details in this pattern will restrict the fabric more than plain stockinette stitch. Based on the experience of testers, I do not recommend that you size down or use smaller needles – even if you tend to be a slightly looser knitter. One tester who usually has to go down in either needle size or sock size (or both) said she achieved the best fit by knitting her actual sock size and using the recommended needles on this project. If you tend to be a tight knitter, please keep an eye on your gauge and adjust as needed.



  • Darning needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Cable needle (pattern will also include a trick to work the stitch without a cable needle, if you prefer)
  • Blocking pinsblocking mat


Finished Measurements (blocked)

  • Approximately 7.5 (8.75, 10) in/18.75 (21.75, 25) cm foot circumference, blocked



Mystery Knitalong Timeline

Clue 1 – April 1st

Clue 2 – April 4th

Clue 3 – April 8th

Clue 4 – April 10th

Clue 5 – April 13th

Thursday, May 2nd – Second Sock Party on Zoom! Finish both socks and join us for a Second Sock Party with prize tickets and drawings – extra chances to win if you have both socks finished!