Heartnut Socks by Knox Mountain Knit Co.

Heartnut Socks

June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
250 - 365 yards (229 - 334 m)
small (medium, large)
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The Gellatly Nut Farm, located on the west side of Okanagan Lake, is one of the oldest working nut farms in Canada. The farm is home to over 800 nut trees and shrubs, including the beloved heartnut, named for its production of a nut that looks, both inside and out, like a heart.

Heartnut socks are knit toe up, with a heartnut inspired cable pattern across the top, and an afterthought heel.


Sizes: small (medium, large)

To fit foot circ.: 7½ (8½, 9½)” / 19 (21.5, 24)cm

Finished circ.: 6½ (7½, 8½)” / 16.5 (19, 21.5)cm

All measurements taken after blocking. Choose size that allows for 10% (½–1” / 1.5–2.5cm) of negative ease.


Fingering weight yarn: 220−330y / 200–300m (60−90g) of your favorite sock yarn; or 75y / 70m (20g) of a contrast colour and 150−220y / 140–200m (40−60g) of a main colour for two-colour socks.

Sample: shown in Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock (80% merino, 20% nylon; plied; 365y / 334m per 100g ). Solid socks shown in Linen. Two-colour socks shown in Ginger Snap (main colour) and Linen (contrast colour).

Needles: 2.25mm (US 1) needles in preferred style for working in the round, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: stitch markers, cable needle or spare dpn, waste yarn, darning needle.


34st over 4” / 10cm in stockinette, after blocking

A different gauge will affect finished measurements and yardage requirements.