Meaning flowers in Scottish Gaelic, Dìtheanan is a simple and fun sock covered with a scattering of little flower motifs from toe to cuff! The pattern looks stunning in solid, semi-solid or (my favourite) speckled yarn. Knit from the toe up with a gusset and heel flap the socks have flexible length fitting in both the foot and the leg. Dìtheanan is a great mix of relaxing knit and engaging pattern – perfect for travel knitting or chilling with a film!

The pattern is fully written with charts for the lace and twisted rib and has been tech-edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the knitting pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. You will also need to know how to do a double sided cast-on like Judy’s Magic Cast-On and a stretchy bind-off like Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.

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Pattern Details


  • 425 m (465 yds) of Cookston Crafts Merino/Nylon (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 425 m/100g) in Brianna’s Gown
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 80 cm (32”) or longer or DPNs/prefered method for knitting in the round or size needed to get gauge
  • 4 stitch markers (per sock)
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends
  • Sock blockers (optional)


32 stitches and 44 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stocking stitch in the round.

Finished Size

Small: 17.5 cm (7”) circumference
Medium: 20 cm (8”) circumference
Large: 22.5 cm (9”) circumference
Extra Large: 25 cm (10”) circumference

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

Want to see how Dìtheanan looks in other colours and sizes? Check out my testers projects!

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