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
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
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.