Beautiful Knitted Knee Socks Designs for Extraordinary Outfits

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A collage of three images showcasing various styles of women's knee-high knit socks in pastel tones.
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Mid-season, such as spring or fall, is great for academic and classic outfits. One of the most vibrant types of knitwear is knitted knee socks. They look great with skirts and blouses. While they match the outfit perfectly, they not only add a feminine vibe to your look, but also protect your legs from the chilly weather. These free knitting patterns will help you make your own pair of stunning knee socks in no time.

Take a look at the examples below and search for links to free patterns under the pictures.

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1. Vainminulle Knitted Knee Socks

A truly intricate knee sock pattern for the more experienced knitter. The pattern features a lot of different ornaments that give the socks a stunning voluminous texture. The piece will look good in a neutral plain color as well as in a harmonious color palette. Save this pattern if you already have some experience with a similar project or just pin it for inspiration.

  • DESIGNED by HnnmrDesign
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL intermediate
A pair of intricately patterned knitted leg warmers in a light pink color, shown worn over bare legs in two different poses against a neutral background.

Photos by HnnmrDesign / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on Ravelry.

2. 238-26 Coconut Cream

This pair of knitted knee socks is great for beginners. It’s a basic design for everyday wear that will look great with almost anything. The pattern comes in EU sizes 35 to 43, so you should be able to find a pair that fits you. These knee socks look best in pastel and neutral colors and are a great base for your outfits. Save the pattern for future use.

  • DESIGNED by DROPS design
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A person wearing white knitted knee-high socks standing on a wooden floor.

Photos by DROPS design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

3. Kilravock Knit Knee Socks

A cable knit knee sock pattern for the tech savvy. These knee socks are knit in the infamous sweater-like texture that adds a touch of winter to your look. This pair looks great in both bold and neutral colors. Plus, they are based on the real knee socks from Scotland and have that certain Scottish vibe. Wear them for an unusual look.

  • DESIGNED by Sharon Rose
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
Pair of green knitted socks with cable patterns, photographed on a person resting their feet on a black cushioned surface.

Photos by Sharon Rose / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on knitty.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

4. 154-31 Little Women

This pair is really feminine. If you want your knee socks to bring tenderness to your look, stop at this pattern. It’s delicate, elegant, intricate and will knock anyone’s socks off. The lace texture only adds to the design. Also, these knee socks are knitted in stockinette stitch so they’re easy to make despite the look.

  • DESIGNED by Drops Design
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A person wearing white, knitted, thigh-high leg warmers with a lace-up detail on the sides, standing on a sandy surface.

Photos by Drops Design / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on garnstudio.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

5. Kevätmorsian-sukat

Another feminine pair of knit knee socks that will make you feel like a lady from the XIX century. These are great for classic outfits and work best with voluminous dresses. But you can also go for a more modern look and wear them with casual clothes. The knitting pattern is free and also has a comprehensible scheme.

  • DESIGNED by Sisko Sälpäkivi
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL advanced
A pair of white, knitted knee socks adorned with purple ribbon ties, worn by someone seated above a patterned rug.

Photos by Sisko Sälpäkivi / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on novitaknits.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

6. 4333 Kniestrümpfe

A more versatile pair for those who like everything in their wardrobe to go with everything. These knee socks are quite thick and are great for the colder days of spring and fall. The simple design makes them easy to pair with any style of clothing, so it’s a safe choice for everyone. The pattern is easy to follow and completely free.

  • DESIGNED by Regia Design Team
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A girl in a pink dress and knitted knee socks puts on brown vintage shoes, and below, a man lifts her in an affectionate embrace.

Photos by Regia Design Team / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on regiayarns.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

7. Extra Long Tribute Stockings

Knitted with stunning volume and intricate texture, these socks are a must-have for anyone who loves to stand out. They’re the perfect accessory for creating extraordinary outfits. Versatile and eye-catching, the project offers a vibrant twist to your wardrobe. The pattern for these knit knee socks is free.

  • DESIGNED by Senja Jarva
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A person wearing white knitted knee socks and black and white two-tone shoes.

Photos by Olli Jarva / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on ullaneule.net, or read more about it on Ravelry.

8. Pia Ballerina Stockings

These stylish knit socks are designed to add a touch of glamor to your outfits. With their seductive texture and elegant appeal, these socks are a statement piece for those seeking a standout look. Perfect for creating extraordinary ensembles, these thigh high socks are a fantastic addition to your closet.

  • DESIGNED by Senja Jarva
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
A pink knitted ballet flat with tulle embellishment on a two-tone surface, accompanied by matching knee socks.

Photos by Olli Jarva / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on new.knotions.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

9. N011735 Naisen Pitkävartiset Pitsineule Villasukat

A pair of delicate knit knee socks for those who like textured designs. These will look great with skirts or shorts. If you opt for the light yarn, they will also be great for spring and summer, so be sure to add this project to your to-do list. The pattern is completely free and easy to follow.

  • DESIGNED by Susanna Mertsalmi
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a person sitting on a bed and wearing a long knitted socks with a detailed design

Photos by Susanna Mertsalmi / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on novitaknits.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

10. Mys Sukat | Strumpor

A charming knitting pattern for cozy knee socks that will add a touch of comfort to your everyday life. This is a great opportunity to make a pair of cozy socks for yourself or a loved one. They are sure to become a favorite staple in your collection, and the pattern is suitable for knitters of all levels. And such lovely knit stockings could be a harmonious part of your coquette core outfit.

  • DESIGNED by Heta Pentsinen
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a person lying on a bed and wearing long knitted socks in a light color with a openwork pattern on one side

Photos by Heta Pentsinen / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on hetakp.blogspot.com, or read more about it on Ravelry.

11. Nordstjärna – Socks

Charming knee socks that evoke a sense of warmth and comfort. The design has a traditional Scandinavian feel, making it a delightful addition to your wardrobe. The intricate patterns add a touch of elegance to any outfit, making these socks a must-have for the colder days.

  • DESIGNED by Stine HoelgaardJohansen
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
knitted knee socks in a purple color worn by a person

PHOTOS by Stine HoelgaardJohansen / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jarbo.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

12. Vallpigan – Knee-high Socks

If you’re looking for a classic yet stylish knit, consider the knee socks. These socks are designed to add a touch of vintage charm to your outfit. With their timeless appeal and cozy knee-high design, they are perfect for adding a touch of retro flair to your wardrobe, making them a wonderful choice for any knitting enthusiast.

  • DESIGNED by Trine Frank Påskesen
  • PROJECT TYPE knee socks
  • CRAFT knitting
  • SKILL LEVEL beginner
a woman wearing a pair of knitted white knee socks

PHOTOS by Trine Frank Påskesen / Ravelry.com

Find the original free pattern on jarbo.se, or read more about it on Ravelry.

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