Simply Curious DK Socks by Helen Stewart – Curious Handmade

Designed to make sock-knitting accessible even to brand new knitters Simply Curious DK socks by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade could be the perfect sock pattern for our Cuthbert’s sock and the beginner sock knitter.

Helen says “If there’s anything more comforting than a pair of handknit socks, it might just be a pair of handknit socks made from thicker wool. They’re everything you love about handmade socks, but more so. They’re squishier. Cosier. Warmer. And best of all (especially if you’re a first time sock maker) they knit up so much faster. They’re the closest thing to instant-sock-gratification you can get when you’re knitting them yourself.”

“If you’ve always longed to pull on your own lovingly handcrafted socks, or if you want to be able to whip up perfectly giftable pairs for the best people in your life, this is the perfect pattern to get you started. And if you’ve been knitting socks for ages and are looking for a reliable vanilla DK pattern that knits up quick and fits beautifully, this is it. The simple pattern is highly detailed, with straightforward instructions and a round-by-round stitch count so you never get lost. It will show you how to construct every part of a sock, from top to bottom: a ribbed cuff, basic heel flap and gusset construction, and rounded toe.”

Finished measurements

Leg length 10cm/4” ( 12.5cm/5”, 15cm/6”, 15cm/6”) from cuff to the start of the heel

Circumference 15cm/6” (18cm/7”, 20cm/8”, 23cm/9”)


3.25mm (US 3), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) for magic loop method or DPNs if preferred


24 sts/32 rounds = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch

The pattern will take just one skein of our Cuthbert’s sock yarn.

Pattern available here (ravelry link)

Please always swatch to check that you meet the gauge of the pattern, and adjust your needles if necessary. 

All photos © Helen Stewart


Our Cuthbert's Sock Full Skein yarn is currently available in the following colours:

How much yarn will I need?

1 skein of Cuthbert’s sock.

pattern not included.

Please always swatch to check that you meet the gauge of the pattern, and adjust your needles if necessary. 

Made with our Cuthbert's sock

Whistlebare’s own sock yarn, 80% mohair and 20% Wensleydale from our own goats and sheep, tightly twisted for hard working feet.

Mohair is the perfect fibre for socks. It has the highest rub test of any natural fibre so you don’t need nylon. Nothing is better for keeping cold feet warm and hot feet cool than natural fibres. Mohair and Wensleydale are very lustrous and smooth, meaning bacteria can’t get hold and so there is no smell! All round the perfect blend for active feet.


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