Sty Head Tarn (Cuff down)

from Louise Tilbrook Designs

Sty Head Tarn (Cuff down) Pattern


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Sty Head Tarn (Cuff down) Sty Head Tarn

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit socks from the cuff down
  • cable

Pattern Description:

Sty Head Tarn is different things to different people - a welcome first break for tea and sandwiches before a more challenging mountain ascent, or a destination in itself. A chance to sit and experience the glorious mountains surrounding the area. The broad rippling cables evoke the ripples often seen in this sheltered, yet exposed tarn.
This sock is worked with a traditional gusset heel flap and is fully customisable in terms of length - further pattern repeats may be added as required, and width - additional ribbing may be added at the sides to fit a slightly wider foot. The unisex cable pattern and flexible pattern repeats make it an ideal sock for gift knitting.

As with many of my patterns, this sock is offered in both toe-up and cuff down versions. Please select the version you would like before checkout.

Many thanks for your interest in my patterns - knit strong and have warm feet!


32st to 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Medium (8" circumference) or Large (9")


  • 100g sock weight (fingering weight) yarn,

You Will Also Need:

  • 2.5mm long circular for magic loop or preferred method of small circumference knitting

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight

About Designer

About Designer

Louise Tilbrook on

My username is LouiseTilbrook and my website is

My passion for knitting socks has finally spilled over into sock pattern design.

My aim is to create simple but classic socks in semi-solid and solid colours - suitable for men and women alike. All too often I have struggled to find sock patterns suitable for the men in my life which don?t involve miles ...

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