toe-less socks

by kath_red on 14/02/2006

in knitting+crochet+yarn

These are some hot socks for summer. I am really really loving these. Free online pattern available at spun magazine.

Spun magazine is a wonderful online fibre mag with product reviews and patterns. They are continually on the look for new patterns – check out their submission guidelines.

From the current issue I really loved the deconstructed sweater into a scarf ‘how to’, and there is a pattern for knitted bibs (for those of you asking about them).

Perusing their archives (just one year old) I not only came across the wonderful summer socks, but these great fluted sleeve additions and a very nice capelet.

Spun mag is no longer online – read the comments for some alternative toeless sock patterns – or please leave a link if you know of more.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 holly February 14, 2006 at 8:27 am

I LOVE the idea of adding tight wrist sections (like the wrist part of long gloves) to the end of those fluted sleeve additions and wearing them stand-alone, with a fancy tanktop when heading out on the town. Like fancy armwarmers. :)


2 Donni February 14, 2006 at 8:33 am

If you check out you will see Jussi’s free pattern for a cool pair of Yoga socks – they are toe-less and heel-less (?) and super cool


3 Lisa B-K February 14, 2006 at 11:14 am

I am digging those socks; I need a project to work on while on vacation. Thanks for letting us know about them!


4 eden February 14, 2006 at 11:17 am

Toeless socks, where have you been all my life?!


5 ellia February 14, 2006 at 1:33 pm

oh my gosh!!! the first one for flip flops is a hoot! what a grand idea!! thanks for the info!!!!! first mary janes, and now these ;)


6 Viv February 14, 2006 at 8:13 pm

Ugh! These belong in the “You knit what?!” site. Just my opinion!


7 jennie February 14, 2006 at 11:09 pm

Ew, I have to agree these are gross.


8 marilyn February 15, 2006 at 12:20 am

I only like the second one from the right. They kind of gross me out for some reason.


9 marilyn February 15, 2006 at 12:20 am

oops! from the left I meant.


10 Kim February 15, 2006 at 12:28 am

Toe floss … *shudder*


11 Samantha February 15, 2006 at 2:34 am

Love the capelet. But I have a thing about socks with individual toes – can’t bear the thought of them.


12 herhimnbryn February 15, 2006 at 5:42 am

I like these. Australians must surely love any sock that can be worn with thongs/flipflops!


13 admin February 15, 2006 at 7:04 am

ha – what a great selection of opinions – these socks are crazy wonderful weird and while i don’t know if i would wear them i think they are cool.


14 the painted pear February 16, 2006 at 2:05 am

toeless socks, seem pointless, they just look wrong, Thong sock…thocks, yeah, thocks!


15 Rose February 16, 2006 at 11:48 pm

Fantasic! My boyfriend has some beloved “ninja shoes” that haven’t been worn too often because of sock problems and all the ones I’ve seen for sale at martial art stores are all made of nylon!
Yay for cotton socks!


16 E. Murphy November 9, 2008 at 5:13 pm

Is it just me? I tried to go to Spun magazine’s url at and I get a “domain for sale” page. Anyone else having better luck?


17 kath_red November 9, 2008 at 6:28 pm

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