Truuduse Socks Kit

£20.50

We now offer handy kits of this pattern. All kits include enough yarn to make these lovely socks along with the pattern, a shadecard for one of our ranges and a fab project bag to keep it all safe. Happy knitting!  

The Truuduse Socks pattern is designed by our friend Aleks Byrd. Click here if you’d like to buy just the pattern, without the yarn. 

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

Yarn

John Arbon Textiles Exmoor Sock (4ply weight; 60% Exmoor Blueface, 20% Corriedale, 10% Zwartbles, 10% Nylon; 200m / 219yds per 50g skein)

kit includes 2 skeins in the colour of your choice. This is enough to make all sizes given.

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Microns Exmoor Sock 4ply
Composition 2 skeins + pattern, project bag and shadecard
Handle knitting kit

Finished Measurements

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

Needles

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.

Notions

Waste yarn, tapestry needle, 12 stitch markers

Gauge

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.