Gaufre by Clare Mountain
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August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
8.5 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)” / 21.5 (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm length of foot.
This pattern is available for free.


Gaufre is a cosy pair of socks featuring an addictive two-colour waffle stitch and contrasting toe, heel and cuff. The stitch makes them super squishy, so they are ideal to wear as boot socks.

They are constructed toe-up and feature a German short-row heel and a twisted rib cuff. The waffle stitch is created using slipped stitches so the row count differs from that of the stockinette. Because of this, the foot of the sock has an unusual ‘banana’ shape that is very comfortable to wear.

I designed them with madelinetosh’s Tosh Sock, a fingering weight yarn in 100% merino wool. The combination of the solid yarn with the variegated works extremely well to show off the variegated in a way that is still very simple and wearable.

If you wish to use an alternative yarn, any sock yarn that matches the gauge specified will work well.



8.5 (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)” / 21.5 (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm length of foot.
8.25 (8.5, 8.75, 9.25, 9.5)” / 21 (21.5, 22, 23.5, 24) cm circumference at ball of foot.
The finished sock will have negative ease of -10% in order to create the best fit.


2 hanks of madelinetosh’s Tosh Sock (100% Merino, 361m/395yds per 100g hank)
For my sample, I used the shades: Cove (Colour A) and Paper (Colour B).


31 sts and 42 rounds per 4”/10cm worked in stockinette using 2.75mm (US2) needles
35 sts and 64 rounds per 4”/10cm worked in Gaufre stitch pattern using 2.75mm (US2) needles
Please swatch in the round, as incorrect gauge will cause the socks to come out the wrong size.


2.75mm (US2) 32” circular needles for magic loop


Tapestry needle
Stitch Markers

(I share tutorials for each in the knitting pattern)

  • Judy’s Magic Cast-On
  • Magic Loop
  • German Short Rows
  • Tubular Bind-Off