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This is Declan - a cozy, worsted shortie sock worked cuff to toe, with a fun, quick, and simple waffle stitch + reverse stockinette pattern worked down the entire sock. Instructions for a short row heel are included, although you could substitute your favorite heel method. Charts are included for the toe shaping, which I love! This is the first time I’m trying out charts for this, and I think this visualization will help make it easier if you need/would like to adjust the toe shaping - please let me know your thoughts!

Declan features our Highlands base! Required yardage will vary depending on your gauge and length of leg and foot, but one 100-gram skein of yarn should be plenty no matter the size! The pattern is written for working with 9” circular needles, but could easily be converted if you prefer magic loop or DPNs.


  • Beginner/Intermediate level

  • Written in English and US terms

  • Skills to know: German twisted cast on, work in the round, knit, purl, German short rows/short row heel, increase, decrease, Kitchener stitch

  • You’ll need: US size 4 (3.5mm) and 5 (3.75mm) knitting needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) 9” circulars, DPNs or longer cable for magic loop, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle. Sock blockers and/or mats are helpful but not necessary.

  • One 100-gram skein of worsted weight yarn; check out others’ projects for more yarn/fiber/color inspiration!

You’ll receive one PDF file containing:

  • Complete written instructions on how to knit Declan in 4 different sizes (8 total pages, including the cover page and toe shaping charts for all 4 sizes)

  • Charts for toe shaping

  • Links to helpful tutorials

Notes on sizing:

This pattern is written for 4 sizes, ranging from 6.5-9.25 in/16.5-23.5 cm finished sock foot circumference. It is recommended to choose a size that gives about 1 in/2.5 cm negative ease for a snug but comfortable fit. The sample size 2 (7.5 in/19 cm) is shown on an 8.5 in/21.5 cm foot. Let me know if you have any questions about sizing!

Pattern gauge:

4”/10 cm = 20 sts/30 rounds in waffle stitch texture pattern

Using US size 5 (3.75mm) needles, worked in the round.

Note: All measurements are approximate and taken after blocking. Inches are rounded to the nearest 0.25 in and centimeters to the nearest 0.5 cm.


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Happy Knitting!



**Declan is property of Courtney Little (Ivy & Autumn). Copyright © 2020. This pattern is for personal use only, and you may not redistribute, sell, or share this pattern in part or in whole, physically or electronically. You may, however, sell finished items you make using this pattern (in small quantities, with written consent via email from Courtney Little of Ivy & Autumn), and credit must be given for the design. A link back to this pattern is also greatly appreciated if selling online. You may not use any of the pattern or product photos for your own resale or commercial purposes.**