Hornbeam by Claire Slade


July 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
250 - 280 yards (229 - 256 m)
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Inspired by the wonderfully ridged leaves of the Hornbeam tree these socks are worked in a combination of twisted stitches and lace.

These socks are worked from the cuff down with a heel flap.

The pattern includes both written and fully charted options.


250 (280)yds / 229 (256)m 4ply/ fingering weight yarn
2.5mm / US1.5 needles
3 stitch markers

Finished Measurements:

To fit foot circumference: 6.5-7.5 (8-9)” / 16.5-19 (20-23)cm
Leg and foot length completely customisable.

Sample shown in Old Maiden Aunt Merino 4ply (dark) and Knitting Goddess 4ply BFL Nylon (light)