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American Sock Knitting was born from a contest on my website,, inviting sock knitters to put their considerable talents to work designing socks inspired by their favorite places in the United States.

Sock knitting is almost an obsession in the U.S. Maybe it’s because we all have feet, or because socks make a great gift with little worry about size, or because the work-in-progress fits handily in a purse. Whatever the reason, American sock knitters and their friends and families are sporting some very cool foot coverings!

Choosing a dozen socks was a difficult job. To bring the project count to a baker’s dozen, I designed a sock inspired by my home in the mountains of North Carolina. These thirteen designs celebrate the natural beauty and stunning variety of our country. From deserts to oceans, mountains to country gardens, American sock knitters are definitely inspired by the world around them. I hope you will be, too.


Lady Liberty


Winter Chases Fall

Winter Chases Fall

Snowy Pines

Snowy Pines

Jersey Turnpike Socks

Jersey Turnpike
(New Jersey)

Appalachian Trail Socks

Appalachian Trail

Southeast-Inspired Socks


Alpine Meadow Bed Socks

Alpine Meadow Bed Socks
(North Carolina)

Nana's Garden Socks

Nana’s Garden

Land & Sea Socks

Land & Sea

Midwest-Inspired Patterns


From the Fields to the Stars Sock by Joy Gerhardt

From the Fields to the Stars (Ohio)

Ohio River Socks by Rusty Theresa Morris

Ohio River Socks

Southwest-Inspired Patterns


Grand Canyon Socks by Sara Elizabeth Schmidt

Grand Canyon Socks

Northwest-Inspired Patterns


Willamette River Socks (Oregon)

Willamette River Socks

Sweet Onion Socks (Washington)

Sweet Onion Socks

Big Sky Socks (Montana)

Big Sky Socks