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“It’s Time to Knit!” Leftover Sock Yarn Wall Clock Pattern

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Gauge: 7 sts/in in Stockinette stitch
Technique: Charts
Yarn Weight: Fingering (14 wpi)

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When I couldn’t find the perfect wall clock anywhere, I decided to knit my own.

Thank you to all of the Ravelers who requested this pattern - here you go!

Yes, this clock really works. It’s made using a clock movement from Michael’s craft store.

You need three colors of scrap sock yarn and some nail polish or paint to paint the clock hands. The numbers are duplicate-stitched on, and you don’t have to weave in ANY ends.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: One size
  • Finished Measurements: 8.5 inches in diameter
  • Yarn Weight: Fingering (14 wpi)


  • Yarn: Fingering-weight yarn in three colors: MC, CC1, and CC2
  • Needles: 1 pair circular needles, 40-47"
  • Needle size: or size required to get gauge (7 sts/in)
  • Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle, Purchased clock parts (find at Michael’s, ~ $7.00), A flat piece of cardboard, cut into a 7.5-inch-diameter circle, A flat piece of cardboard, cut into a 1/2-inch ring with an inner diameter of 7.5 inches and an outer diameter of 8.5 inches, Nail polish or paint to match CC2, Fabric glue


  • 7 sts/in in St st

Shown: Scraps of Shibui Sock

Pattern Notes

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knitted clock pattern in purple, green, and neutralBy Liat Gat – Founder / New Patterns / September 16, 2010 / 30 Comments

When I couldn’t find the perfect wall clock anywhere, I decided to knit my own! Thank you to all of the Ravelers who requested this pattern. Knit with fingering-weight yarn. The numbers are added with duplicate stitch. 10 years later, this is still my favorite wall clock.

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Published July 16, 2018
Last Updated: October 4, 2021 - Current Version: 3.3
Update notes: Added free video for duplicate stitch and Kitchener in the round

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