Nutkin is the second pattern released in Kay’s Miss Potter 2 Collection. The socks feature twisted stitches, columns of lace, a garter edged slip stitch heel and Kay’s ‘Cottage Toe’.

Nutkin is inspired by the adventurous Squirrel Nutkin, created by Beatrix Potter. Squirrel Nutkins adventures take place on ‘Old Brown’s Island’. The twisted stitches on the front and the back of the socks represent the trees which grow on the island with the columns of lace depicting the acorns which Nutkin loves to gather.  


You will need one skein of fingering weight yarn  approx 400 yards plus 90 yards of contrast for heels and toes


2.25mm (US size 1) 32 inch (80cm) circular knitting needle for magic loop – You can use double pointed needles if that is your preferred method – 1 tapestry needle


Small – 8 inch (20cm) foot circumference

Medium – 9 inch (23cm) foot circumference 

Large- 10/11 inch (25/27 cm) foot circumference 


This is an intermediate pattern


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