Simple colourwork boot socks

I've spent my whole life living in old buildings with draughty wooden floors — there can never be enough thick woolly socks in the wintertime. Worked in a sturdy wool nylon blend in an unusually heavy weight for a sock yarn Hugni will keep your toes warm and should hold up well to be even if you spend as much time sliding down the hallway as I did as a small child.

The cuffs feature a simple stranded colourwork pattern and the contrast colour is used for both heels and toes for a classic boot sock look. The pattern is written in two lengths, with calf shaping on the longer length. Extra squishy heels are worked in a traditional heel stitch pattern combining short row shaping and a gusset for a better fit, especially for high insteps. Hugni is worked from the top down and is given in three sizes.

When swatching, check that your stranded colourwork gauge doesn’t pull in, you may need to use a larger needle for those rnds.



24 sts and 34 rnds = 4" / 10cm in st st.




Shown in Navia Faroese Sock Yarn (80% wool, 20% nylon, 130 yds / 120m, 1.76oz / 50g)

Needles and notions

Size 4 US / 3.5mm dpns or long circular(s) for preferred method of working small circumferences in the rnd.

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