Staffin Socks by Heike Gittins

Staffin Socks

September 2020
Shilasdair Stocainn Sock Yarn
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
328 yards (300 m)
EUR 39/UK6 (easily adjustable)
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Inspired by the sloping buttresses of the Trotternish escarpment on the Isle of Sky, especially the weirdly shaped rock pinnacles of the Old Man of Storr, this sock pattern is a mix of simple knit, purl and twisted stitches. The boomerang heel, using German short rows and wedged toe shape with a gathered tip fit the foot perfectly. Add to this Shilsdair’s beautifully hand-dyed yarn using local plants, the finished item does not disappoint, and you will have a super comfy pair of socks you won’t want to take off.


1 hank of Shilasdair Stocainn
75% British Wool/25% Nylon – 100g/400m
Sample uses Col. Elm
Set of 5 - 2.5mm Double Pointed Needles (or your preferred needles for sock knitting)
3 Stitch Markers
Darning Needle


The pattern is written for a size Eur 39/UK 6 but can be adjusted to fit any size.