Truuduse Socks – by Aleks Byrd


The name comes from an old zigzag mark used in Estonian handicrafts that was used a mark of loyalty and faithfullness.


John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock Yarn (60% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Corriedale, 10% Zwartbles, 10% Nylon, Superwash, 200m / 220yds – 50g skein)

Shown in: Mizzle; 2 skeins

Finished Measurements

1, 2
A. Leg length: 6.25” / 16 cm
B. Leg circumference unstretched: 7” (8”) / 18 (20) cm
Leg and foot length are adjustable
Recommended ease: 0 to 1” / 2.5 cm of negative ease

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US 1 / 2.25 mm DPNs or 32” / 80 cm circular needles for magic loop for rib cuff
US 1.5 / 2.5 mm DPNs or 32” / 80 cm circular needles for magic loop for twisted stitch and Stockinette stitch.


Waste yarn, tapestry needle, 12 stitch markers


28 sts x 40 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch knitted in the rnd, after blocking.
17 sts x 25 rnds = 2”/ 5 cm over cuff vikkel stitch after blocking.

Pattern Notes

This sock is worked from the cuff down. A twisted stitch pattern called a vikkel in Estonian is used in sock knitting from the Estonian island of Kihnu. The vikkel is worked from the leg down into panels or stripes extending to the heel flap and toe. It’s helpful to use different coloured markers to differentiate between the left and right vikkel patterns.

The heel flap has two twisted stitch panels on each side with an Eye of Partridge stitch pattern in between for reinforcement around the heel. The Eye of Partridge is a slip stitch heel pattern where alternate stitches on right side rows are slipped.

It features a Kihnu heel construction which creates a comfortably fitting square heel using short rows.