Meaning flirtation or dalliance, Mànran features a delicate pattern mirrored on each foot. The pattern is stunning with speckled yarns and also works beautifully with semi-solid yarns. Knit from the toe up with a gusset and heel flap, these socks are the perfect mix of relaxing knit and engaging pattern. With three widths and flexible length fitting, these are a great pattern for everyone.

Mànran is the first pattern in my Socks in Love collection. Gràdh is now also available and three more patterns (Togair, Dìleas and Gaol) will be added during the summer. Previous purchases from my Socks in Love collection will be deducted from the price of the eBook, so whether you buy one or two to try out first, or jump straight in to the full eBook, you’ll always pay the same price!

The pattern is fully written and charted so however you like to read your patterns, you’re covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. You will also need to know how to do Judy’s Magic Cast-On and a stretchy bind off like Jeny’s Suprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.

This is my first flirtation with this stitch pattern. Four more patterns are coming this year!


  • 425 m (465 yds) of Dusty Dimples Sock (75% Wool, 25% Nylon, 465 yds/100g) in Genie

  • 425 m (465 yds) of JellybeansYarns Merino Nylon Sock (75% Wool, 25% Nylon, 400 yds/100g) in Cerulean

  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 80 cm (32”) or longer or DPNs

  • 4 stitch markers (per sock)

  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends

  • Sock blockers (optional)


32 stitches and 44 rounds in 10 cm (4”) in stockinette in the round.

Finished Size

Small: 17.5 cm (7”) circumference 
Medium: 20 cm (8”) circumference 
Large : 22.5 cm (9”) circumference

The socks are designed to be worn with up to 0 - 2.5 cm (0 - 1”) of negative ease.