Gansey Sock Kit


These socks were designed based on the historic 19th-century ganseys of England and Scotland.



This kit includes two skeins of Guernsey yarn and my pattern for Gansey Socks, sized for a medium woman. You can choose three different lengths: anklet, crew, or mid-calf. The sock is worked circularly from the top to the toe and begins with the Channel Island Cast-on. The patterning is comprised of knit/purl motifs (stars and diagonal lines) and a baby cable in the back. It has a German Heel, Wedge Toe shaping and a tutorial on Kitchener stitch for the tip of the toe. The pattern is suitable for an intermediate knitter.

Since Wendy Guernsey yarn has sadly been discontinued, Frangipani guernsey yarn will be used as the Wendy yarns are sold out.  This is reflected in the difference in cost.

There are two options for yarn color for Wendy: Red and Navy Blue ($32.95).  Frangipani yarn is available in White.  ($39.95)

These socks are thick and warm, knitted in traditional Guernsey wool. Two skeins are included for making the pair. The gauge is 7 sts and 10 rnds /inch,  Suggested needles: size US 2 (2.25mm) DPNs.

Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 9 × 8 × 2 in

White, Atlantic Blue, Red, Navy Blue