A toe-up mansock, this pattern with traditional textured Scottish gansey stitch patterns was inspired by Compton Mackenzie’s novel Monarch of the Glen (also a BBC television series of the same name) character Golly Mackenzie, who was the gilly of the Glenbogle estate. These were designed to be boot socks, therefore long socks. My husband is a fly-fisherman, and these are perfect for wearing with his felt soled boots. They could also be kilt socks with just a bit more length and a deeper cuff to fold-over.
I’ve included charts for a range of foot circumferences and to give you more options with sock weight. The lower stitch count range is great for sport weight yarns, while the upper stitch count range could be used for fingering weight yarn or for guys with large ankles and calves. The choice is yours.
NOTE: Socks pictured are sportweight yarn, using the 60 st. chart.