Knitting Preview: November 11, 2023

The finished socks and the book the pattern is taken from Image: GMC Publications

We have a cosy pair of knitted socks for you this week.

Hand knitted socks are a treat, and this pair will certainly keep your feet warm.

They are knitted in West Yorkshire Spinners Fleece DK, 100% British Jacobs wool. The shade is Ecru (001) and there are other shades available if you prefer.

To view the shades and find your local stockist, visit

The socks are a woman’s shoe size 5 – 7 (UK sizing).

Close up of sock heel Image: GMC PublicationsDifficulty Level

We have graded them as intermediate; the socks are worked on four double-pointed needles or a circular needle. The lace pattern is worked over two rows but turning a heel needs concentration if you have not done it before.

If these socks have sparked your interest, the design is taken from the book, Simply Knitted Socks by Christing Boggis, published by GMC Publications, RRP £14.99. It is available online or from good bookshops.

Knitted socks are a popular gift, so why not knit a pair or two to pop under the tree this year?

Get The Pattern

Find the full instructions for making these socks in our November 11, 2023 issue of “The People’s Friend”, on sale November 8. Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents. Or subscribe to the magazine to get every issue delivered straight to your door!