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Skull Socks

Designed by Amanda Pratt
  His and Her sock Loom Set, purple loom

YARN:  Paton’s Kroy Sock Yarn, 2 colors. 250 yds total. Sock weight #1. 

NOTIONS:  tapestry needle, row counter (optional), stitch markers (optional)

GAUGE: Approximately 14 sts x 21 rows = 2” in stockinette


K= Flat or U stitch
W&T = Wrap peg, and turn to knit in opposite direction. Also referred to as “Skip WYIF”
FC=Foreground color, green (color for: toe, heel, skulls, and top of cuff)
CC=contrasting color, brown

NOTES: Pattern is worked toe-up. Work will begin at the toes and move up to the cuff.

How to Mark Loom
Mark pegs to facilitate chart/graph reading: 1, 9, 17, 25, 33, 41, 49, 57 these pegs will remain background color during the skull chart on the cuff.

Suggest to swatch before starting project.
To swatch for an item in the round, it is recommended to swatch in the round. Work up a swatch that is approximately 4 inches long. Wet block (lay flat to dry). Measure gauge after swatch is completely dry.

Kitchener Cast On


Using FG color, cast on using the kitchener cast on method (shown in video) on all the pegs.

To do the kitchener cast on you wrap tail of yarn around loom or use a slip knot on end peg. from there wrap working yarn around the FRONT of each peg going back and forth to create the zig-zag the area you will later tighten up for a seamless toe.


The toe is worked from peg 1-33. The 1st part of the toe is the decrease.

The decrease it done by lifting the stitch off the peg it is on and placing the working yarn behind the peg around to the front. Put the stitch back on the peg. this is abbreviated ¨W&T… ¨ the number is the peg number itself. For this project the decrease is always at the end of the row.

Adjust the width of the toe and heel by decreasing more or less for a proper fit. This pattern will decrease 11 on each side for the toe.

Row 1 : K 1-32, W&T 33
Row 2 : K 32-2, W&T 1
Row 3 : K 2-31, W&T 32
Row 4 : K 31-3, W&T 2
Row 5 : K 3-30, W&T 31
Row 6 : K 30-4, W&T 3
Row 7 : K 4-29, W&T 30
Row 8: K 29-5, W&T 4
Row 9: K 5-28, W&T 29
Row 10: K 28-6, W&T 5
Row 11: K 6-27, W&T 28
Row 12: K 27-7, W&T 6
Row 13: K 7-26, W&T 27
Row 14: K 26-8, W&T 7
Row 15: K 8-25, W&T 26
Row 16: K 25-9, W&T 8
Row 17: K 9-24, W&T 25
Row 18:K 24-10, W&T 9
Row 19: K 10-23, W&T 24
Row 20: K 23-11, W&T 10
Row 21: K 11-22, W&T 23
Row 19: K 22-12, W&T 11

Row 17: K 12-23
Row 18: K 22-11
Row 19: K 12-24
Row 20: K 23-10
Row 21: K 11-25
Row 22: K 24-9
Row 23: K 10-26
Row 24: K 25-8
Row 25: K 9-27
Row 26: K 26-7
Row 27: K 8-28
Row 28: K 27-6
Row 29: K 7-29
Row 30: K 28-5
Row 31: K 6-30
Row 32: K 29-4
Row 33: K 5-31
Row 34: K 30-3
Row 35: K 4-32
Row 36: K 31-2
Row 37: K 3-33
Row 38: K 32-1

The body is worked using the Flat (F) stitch.

change to foreground color.
The heel is done the same as the toe, except heel is worked from peg 63-35; the increase and decrease are 12-pegs each side.

Change to the background color “B” Brown
Row 1-10: K
Add in foreground color “G” Green


Reading a chart:
Row 1: B3, G3, B10
Row 2: B2, G3, B10
Row 3: B3, G3, B4, G1, B3, G1, B1
Row 4: B1, G3, B1, G3, B1, G2, B3, G2
Row 5: B1, G7, B3, G1, B1, G1, B2
Row 6: B1, G1, B2, G1, B2, G1, B4, G1, B3
Row 7: B1, G1, B1, G3, B1, G1, B3, G1, B1, G1, B2
Row 8: B1, G7, B1, G2, B3, G2
Row 9: B2, G5, B3, G1, B3, G1, B1
Row 10: B3, G3, B10
Row 11: B11, G3, B2
Row 12: B10, G1, B3, G1, B1
Row 13: B2, G1, B3, G1, B4, G3, B2
Row 14: B1, G2, B3, G2, B1, G3, B1, G3
Row 15: B3, G1, B1, G1, B3, G7
Row 16: B4, G1, B4, G1, B2 G1, B2, G1
Row 17: B3, G1, B1, G1, B3, G1, B1, G3, B1, G1
Row 18: B1, G2, B3, G2, B1, G7
Row 19: B2, G1, B3, G1, B3, G5, B1
Row 20: B11, G3, B2
repeat row 1-20 as many times as desired.

Row 1-5: K Brown
Row 6: K – Green
Row 7-20: K2, P2 Brown

Basic Bind Off
Bind off with basic bind off method. Weave all ends in.

How to Finish Cast On Edge:

Full Video:



  1. What size sock are you making?
    It is gorgeous

    1. This is an average adult size sock.

  2. Chuck Griffin

    In the video it says these can also be done on the original sock loom, what adjustments need to be made since the original is rectangular instead of oval. Especially for the kitchener cast on.

    1. HI Chuck,

      None at all. The original H & H Sock Looms had slightly larger spacing between pegs, but same peg count, so the pattern works exactly the same.

  3. Is there a way we can have this pattern for traditional needle knitting?

    1. I am sorry, we are not able to convert it.

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