Posset by Jane Burns


November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
0.75 mm
425 yards (389 m)
Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
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Combining twisted ribbing, cables and beading, these pretty socks by Jane Burns have a decidedly feminine feel. They’re knitted from the top down with a slip stitch heel; the twisted ribbing extends down from the cuffs along the outside edges of the socks.
Jane has chosen a special hand-dyed yarn for her socks, which produces a subtle variation in colour on the fabric. It’s called Tough Love Sock from Vancouver artisan dyer Sweet Georgia Yarns, and is available in a range of beautiful semi-solid, gradient and variegated colourways.


  • Small - to fit foot circ 21cm/8.25”; actual foot circ 19cm/7.5”
  • Medium - to fit foot circ 22cm/8.5”; actual foot circ 20cm/8”
  • Large - to fit foot circ 23cm/9”; actual foot circ 21cm/8.25”
  • X Large - to fit foot circ 24.5cm/9.5”; actual foot circ 22.5cm/8.75”

Needles and Accessories

  • 1 set 2.5mm (UK 13-12/US 1-2) double-pointed needles (DPNs), or circular needles, 80cm long, for Magic Loop method
  • 0.75mm crochet hook for beading
  • Cable needle
  • Size 6 seed beads (sample uses Debbie Abrahams Beads, colour 39 x 1 pack)
  • Stitch markers