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PLEASE NOTE: All pattern sales are final. Due to the nature of instant digital downloads, no refunds will be given. Be sure to read the full description and let me know if you have any questions prior to purchasing! Thanks so much for your support.

If you are located outside of the U.S. and Canada, please click here to purchase Holly. Thank you so much!

During the introductory release, we were able to raise over $230 for Project Semicolon, a nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide prevention, awareness and mental health. Huge thank you to all who purchased a copy, shared, and supported throughout the month!


For the rest of time, $1 from each Holly pattern purchase will continue to be donated to organizations supporting mental health and suicide prevention. And without further ado…say hello to my very first sock design! These shorties feature a subtle and beautiful textured pattern around the leg and down the top of the foot, and is worked cuff down with a heel flap and gusset construction. Shorties are my personal favorite to wear and make - they seem to just FLY off the needles and one 100-gram skein of yarn is typically 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, heel flap and gusset, pick up and knit, decrease, Kitchener stitch

  • You’ll need: US size 1 (2.25mm) 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 for blocking*

  • One 100-gram skein of fingering weight sock yarn (Star Seed Yarn 85% SW Merino/15% Nylon 4-ply in the Smokey Quartz colorway was used for the sample); check out others’ projects on Ravelry for more yarn/fiber/color inspiration!

You’ll receive one PDF file containing:

  • Complete written instructions on how to knit Holly in 5 different sizes (7 total pages)

  • Links to helpful tutorials

Notes on sizing:

This pattern is written for 5 sizes, ranging from 5.75-9.25 in/14.5-23.5 cm finished sock foot circumference. It is recommended to choose a size that gives about 1-2 in/2.5-5 cm negative ease for a snug but comfortable fit. The sample size 3 (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 = 36 sts/52 rounds in stockinette

Using US size 1 (2.25mm) 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.


Please Note: This is a digital (PDF) file, NOT a finished, physical product or supply. No refunds will be given on digital products due to their nature. You will receive a link to your digital file within 24 hours. If you do not receive the pattern file, please contact me and we'll get it straightened out.

Printing a physical copy for yourself? Be sure to select the 'Scale to Fit/Print Entire Image' option in your printer settings!

Need any help? Please don't hesitate to get in touch at hello@ivyandautumn.com.

Don’t forget to use #ivyandautumn #hollysocks to share with other makers on social media! Thank you so much for supporting me and my designs, it truly means the world.

Happy Knitting!



**Holly is property of Courtney Little (Ivy & Autumn). Copyright © 2019. 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.**