acorn stash sock

want to work some squirrel voodoo to keep those greedy rascals in their places?

knit these acorns round and round,
squirrels will spin upon the ground,
with helpless little feet a-prancin’
and greedy, grabby hands a-dancin’.

knit in rounds to keep them busy
til they fall down tired and dizzy.
no more to hide your wool away,
or dig your bulbs as if to play.

you know . . . if we all do it, it might work (wink!).

Acorn Stash Sock
shown here in Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Sock Yarn, colorway greed.
kit available here.

to purchase pattern only, or for more pattern information, please view this product in the knitspot pattern shop.

thank you to angeluna, who knit the pattern to test and critique it; she did a bang-up job. and of course, many thanks to my friend deb, of fearless fibers, the genius behind the color, and a generous soul in all ways.

33 Responses to “acorn stash sock”

  1. DebbieB says:

    Aw, how cute is that little acorn extending down into the top of the heel flap????? ;-)

  2. Carrie says:

    So adorable. I could almost squee. And I am not one to squee.

  3. Rachel says:

    Oh my, you better be careful when you put this socked foot out there in the vicinity of those rascals! :)

  4. Debbie says:

    The poem! I love it as much as the sock! Ooh, the namesake sock! I love the color and the pattern, and my kit from Deb is already on the way!

  5. Terry says:

    Very nice! I get this sneaking suspicion you don’t sleep much – you do so much wonderful pattern design :) Hmm, maybe I should wait on this as I told myself, “irfta’a first, irfta’a first…”

  6. Robin in VA says:

    Do you dream lace? Beautiful…but then again, do I expect anything less from you??

  7. Vicki says:

    I know you don’t sleep much, lucky for the rest of us as we benefit! Great sock, brilliant poem.

  8. Josiane says:

    I’m impressed to see how clearly defined are the acorns! That makes for lovely and very original socks!

  9. Jocelyn says:

    Yup, just gorgeous. And I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who likes the acorn on the heel (helps me feel less obsessive). Have you sent the anti-squirrel poem to the Yarn Harlot? Given her issues with squirrels and wool, it might be perfect :)

  10. Jess says:

    Very cute! I love the acorn lace pattern.

  11. Diane says:

    I will not start this before I go to bed, I will not start this before I go to bed…. Ooo, and it’s cuff-down, too.

  12. Erica says:

    I love the acorn pattern. If I weren’t already buried under a pile of holiday socks, I’d be casting on for these tonight!

  13. Kathleen says:

    Hee, hee, hee–love the magic spell.

    I have my kit from 7 Deadly Sins Club and I will be sure to recite the charm as I knit the socks. I want to see those squirrels writhing! :)

    Kathleen

  14. Madeline says:

    The kit is sold out already — and I can see why. Charming! (Love the poem, too!)

  15. Judy says:

    They really do look like acorns, very cute. My list is long.

  16. Jeanann says:

    I adore this sock! Its absolutely fantastic and I am a squirrel lover too so its just perfect. Thank you for another beauty of a pattern Anne!

  17. Christy says:

    Wow! Those are amazing! Can’t…resist…the urge…to cast on…..!

  18. Alison Hyde says:

    I stood up and clapped just now, to be able to say you just earned yourself a standing ovation. Well done!

  19. Marianne says:

    These are so pretty they make me want to try knitting some socks too :-)

  20. Lorraine says:

    Anne- Are they safe around squirrels? We have a high ratio of squirrel to humans around here- could be the chestnut tree.

    You may convert me to being a sock knitter yet!

  21. Kim says:

    I love the little acorn that points to the heel!

  22. Rosi G. says:

    Love the acorn pattern! Is that a TOE UP REVERSE FLAP HEEL??

  23. sheila b. says:

    divine, inspiring, I CAN’T WAIT TO START MINE! Thanks for these so-very-special socks.

  24. Julia says:

    THIS is a brilliant pattern! I love it. It’s not too cute either, if you know what I mean.

  25. Jen says:

    Yeah, I am going to need that pattern now. Those socks are just too great to pass up! :)

  26. Carole says:

    Wow! I really love that pattern. And if it works as squirrel voodoo, well, that’s just a bonus.

  27. Miss T says:

    My kit just came yesterday. Very pretty yarn and wonderful pattern.

  28. Tonia says:

    Those are great!!!!! Maybe the Yarn Harlot could use a pair. ;)

  29. stacey says:

    that is just beyond cute…..I will knit a pair of these!

  30. Margaret says:

    These are great, love the heel detail too. We have 6.5 acres of oaks, beeches, hickories, etc. Why do the squirrels need to eat from our bird feeders?

  31. Opal says:

    Those are so cute! I love them!

  32. Viktoria says:

    I love these socks!

  33. Andrea says:

    These socks are FANTASTIC!!! I had to get the pattern, and can’t wait to cast on for them! The poem is very fitting, and I had to print that out to go along with the pattern.

    My house is full of acorn, oak leaf & squirrels, so now my knitting bag can have them too!