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 100% wool yarn has sadly been discontinued, Frangipani guernsey 100% wool yarn will be used as the Wendy yarns are phased 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, which is NOT superwash. 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