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Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which ...

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Yummy Socks

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Yummy Socks
Yummy Socks Detail
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Ability to work in the round on double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, or two circulars

Pattern Description:

These yummy, warm boot socks are written for six sizes and are cushiony, easy and quick- great for wearing inside your winter boots. When worked in Aran weight yarns, they are bouncy and full of life: in short-YUMMY!

There are two options for the heel construction, and three variations from the solid-colored sock: striped socks, cabled socks, and contrasting toe and heel socks.

The Auto Heel
The Dutch Heel
The Wedge Toe
Kitchener Stitch
Adding Stripes in Ribbing

Photographs, schematic, and theory boxes are included.


In stockinette stitch on larger size needles: 5 stitches/6 rounds/ inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Leg circumference: Toddler- 6" (Small child- 7", Large child- 8", Small women- 9", Large women- 10", Men- 11")


  • Yarn: 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) 100-g skeins of heavy worsted weight or Aran Wool (133 yards per skein)
  • Needles: U.S. 5 and 6 (3.5 and 4-mm) doublepointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge