Irish Stout Socks

Like their namesake ales, the Irish Stout socks have creamy heads and rich, dark bodies. The simple cables resemble droplets of ale settling in a glass and create a snug but stretchy fit. The socks are knitted in the round from the toe up and a chart for the cable pattern is included.

For a cuff-down version of this pattern, see the Real Ale Socks.

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Irish Stout Socks

Finished measurements

S, M, L, XL to fit foot circumference: 18 [20, 23, 25]cm (7 [8, 9, 10]”)

Foot length: 23 [25, 28, 29]cm (9 [10, 11, 11.5]”) or to fit.
Leg length: 15 [18, 20, 23]cm (6 [7, 8, 9]”) or to fit.


36 stitches ×  48 rounds = 10cm (4”) in stocking stitch in the round.

48 stitches × 48 rounds = 10cm (4”) in cable pattern in the round (lightly stretched).

Cable pattern gauge is approximate and given only as a guide. The pattern pulls in a lot when knitted but is very stretchy when worn.


Fingering weight / 4 ply yarn in two contrasting colours:

Size Main colour Contrasting colour Total
S 250m / 270yds 50m / 60yds 300m / 330 yds
M 320m / 350yds 60m / 70yds 380m / 420 yds
L 400m / 440yds 80m / 90yds 480m / 530 yds
XL 480m / 520yds 100m / 110yds 580m / 630 yds

Suggested yarn (shown in size M):

Rowan Pure Wool 4 ply (100% superwash wool; 160m/174yd per 50g skein); main colour: Black 404, 2 skeins; contrasting colour: Snow 412, ½ skein

2.25mm (US 1) double-pointed or circular needles
2 stitch markers
Cable needle

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