Honeycomb Tweed Socks
About the Design
The stitch pattern for these socks is more commonly referred to as “Eye of Partridge”, and is used in a solid color on heels.
It’s actually a tweed stitch pattern, of French origin, according to Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns.
When used throughout the entire sock, the resultant fabric is plush and cozy. The slipped stitch pattern may be a little slow-going, but the result is worth it!
I’ve worked this pattern in 2 weights of yarn, worsted and chunky, for warm and warmer-yet socks! I used Kraemer Yarns Naturally Nazareth and Mauch Chunky for the samples.
Size: woman’s medium
Leg and Foot Circumference: 8″
Length Heel to Toe: 9.5 / 9.75″
Height Heel to Cuff: 6.5″
Worsted version: Kraemer Yarns Naturally Nazareth, 100% Domestic wool, approx 184 yd / 100 gram skein: 1 skein each of Hayride #Y1308 (CC1), Natural #Y1301 (CC2), and Melon #Y1321 (CC3)
Chunky version: Mauch Chunky, 60% New Zealand wool / 40% Domestic wool, approx 120 yd / 100 gram skein: 1 skein each Aster #Y1043 (C1) and Sweet Corn #Y1019 (C2)
Worsted Gauge: 5.25 sts and 7.5 rows = 1″ (2.5 cm) in St st and 6 sts and 11 rows = 1″ in patt with size 4 ndls or size to give gauge.
Chunky Gauge: 5 sts and 7 rows = 1″ in St st and 5 sts and 8 rows = 1″ in patt with size 5 ndls or size to give gauge.
Substitute Yarn Weights: Worsted / Chunky
Skill Level: Intermediate