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Adventure Anklets

Adventure Anklets

Just like every good children’s story has to have at least a little bit of adventure in it, the Tales of Childhood Collection wouldn’t be complete without a pattern to make your own Adventure Anklets. These socks feature a ribbed cuff, a simple eyelet pattern on the leg & the top of the toe, mosaic patterning around the foot, and a German Short-Row heel. The pattern is written for both toe-up and cuff-down knitting styles so you can feel free to choose your own adventure & cast-on!


Of all the patterns in the Tales of Childhood Collection, these socks are a little bit trickier than the Chapter by Chapter Cap but a little bit easier than the Story Hour Shawl. I’ve linked photo tutorials in the Stitch Guide to help you out with some of the lesser-known stitches should you need them.


I would love to see your project & yarn plans! Use #TalesofChildhoodCollection or @yumiyarns on social media so I can find it or stop by the Ravelry group & join in the discussion.


Pattern is both written and charted.


Pattern featured on Episode 125 of The Crafty Toads.



I’m a loose knitter so these are the needle sizes that worked for me. If you are a tighter knitter, you may consider going up 2 needle sizes for the color-work section as it incorporates twisted stitches combined with slipped stitches and tightens the fabric more than you would normally expect.


I used 6 contrast colors in my sample sock and have included color change instructions to use all 6. Feel free to change up how you use your contrast colors however you see fit.



This pattern has been test knit & tech edited.

(Thanks, Sue-Cat & test knitters!)



Toddler (Child, Youth, Adult Sm, Adult M, Adult L, Adult XL)


Finished Length:
5.75 (7.5, 8, 8, 9.5, 10.25, 11.25)“
14.5 (19, 20, 20, 24, 26, 28.5) cm


Finished Circumference:
5.5 (6, 6.5, 7, 8.5, 9, 9.5”)
14 (15.5, 16.5, 18, 21.5, 23, 24.5) cm



all in fingering-weight


MC – Approx. 32 (48, 68, 76, 92, 120, 136) yds or 30 (44, 63, 70, 85, 110, 125) m

CC1-6 (each) – Approx. 12 (16, 24, 24, 32, 36, 40) yds or 11 (15, 22, 22, 30, 33, 37) m


Sample Used:

Toad Hollow Yarns Sock Toad

80/20 Merino/Nylon

400 yds (365 m) / 100 g


In the Colorways:

MC (pink) - Mawwiage

CC1 (grey) – Specter

CC2 (purple) – Susan

CC3 (blue) - Hanging the Stars

CC4 (green-blue) - Moonstone

CC5 (variegated) - Christmas at Hogwarts

CC6 (green) - Mr. Carrisford


  • US 0 (2.0 mm) Double Points
  • US 1 (2.25 mm) Double Points or sizes and preferred needle type to obtain gauge

Note: The smaller needles should be the ones close to your “normal” sock knitting size.



  • Measuring Tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle


Gauges (blocked): 

  • 32 sts x 44 rnds / 4” (10 cm) in ToC Eyelet Pattern (see page 4) with Smaller Needles, blocked
  • 40 sts x 72 rnds / 4” (10 cm) in ToC Mosaic Pattern (see page 4) with Larger Needles, blocked


Stitches/Techniques Used: 
(tutorials are linked)

  • Digital Download & Copyright Info

    This pattern will arrive as downloadable PDF through a link that will be emailed to the address you provide at check-out. This is for personal use only, not for print or distribution without prior consent from the author. Link will expire after 30 days, please contact me if you need a refreshed link.


    If you would like to use this pattern as a teaching resource, please contact me at so we can discuss options.


    Wholesale inquiries are welcome.


    If you would like a copy for your Ravelry library, you can get it directly from my Ravelry pattern shop.

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