Knitting Patterns

Curly Wurly Socks

These highly textured, rib & lace socks are worked with a central panel of lace which stacks up in long columns. Later, a honeycomb-like texture is achieved with an Eye of Partridge Heel. The real Curly Wurly bars were always best admired, not chosen – but these socks are sure to be a regular favourite on those warm days with cool evenings, when a handknitted sock is the right thing to reach for.


  • Ribbed lace pattern

  • Eye of Patridge heel

  • Knitted cuff downwards


4-ply/fingering-weight sock yarn

Featured Yarn:

Trainer Socks: The Wool Kitchen BFL Bamboo (80% superwash Bluefaced Leicester wool, 20% bamboo, 400m/437yd per 100g hank)
1 (1, 1, 1) hanks in shade Frenchie

Ankle Socks: Onion Knit Nettle Sock Yarn
(70% superwash wool, 30% nettle fibre, 185m/202yd per 50g ball)
2 (2, 3, 3) balls in shade 1027 Orange


33 stitches & 43 rows = 10cm/4″ in stocking stitch in the round
Tension was achieved using size 2.5mm/US1.5 needles


  • Your preferred needle type for knitting small circumferences in the round

  • 2.5mm/US1.5 knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Tapestry needle


This pattern is multi-sized for 4 adult women’s shoe sizes between EUR36/UK3/US5 and EUR43/UK10/US12

Instructions are given for 2 sock lengths: shorter trainer socks and longer ankle socks.

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