Homespun Boot Socks

Handknit socks have a special feeling, and I'm not just talking about the yarn and the fit. I'm talking about the feeling, the knowing that every stitch was created by real hands and that those hands belong to someone who must care an awful lot about you! What a feeling!

These Homespun Boot Socks are big on feeling. Their hearty warmth and cushiony softness hug feet in deep comfort and love. Made out of Madeline Tosh's superbly beautiful Tosh Merino, you'll have a hard time taking them off! Tosh Merino is 100% superwash, supersoft merino with a rustic, handspun look, and each lovely skein is saturated with sparkling hand dyed color.

These simple socks are knit from the top down at an easy 5 1/2 stitches to the inch (on US size 6 double pointed needles) and are sized for both men and women. To make a pair like ours, you'll need two skeins of Tosh Merino in the main color and one in the contrast color. Or for both pairs, as pictured, you'll need two skeins of each color, or for one solid pair you'll only need two skeins! 

To choose your favorite Tosh Merino colors, just click here! And you can purchase a copy of our Homespun Boot Socks Pattern right here. Make a pair for yourself... or for someone you really like!  - Whitney

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11 Responses to Homespun Boot Socks

  1. purl bee says:

    Hi Mary-

    The colors Whitney used were Antler and Antique Lace. It looks like we're sold out of Antique lace but if you'd like to be notified when it comes back in stock please drop us a line at

    Thank you for your question!

    - Molly

  2. I love different colored toes on socks – can't wait to get these on needles.

  3. dmw says:

    i really like the simplicity of the sock pattern but the shipping cost being as high as the cost of the pattern makes it prohibitive – might be a good time to look into pdf patterns for the net?

    in general love your blog and the website !

  4. Krisha says:

    Love the idea of his and hers.

  5. purl bee says:

    Hi Krishna-

    If you're just buying the pattern the shipping should be only $2. If it's not showing up that way in your order please feel free to call our warehouse and they will be happy to take your order. Here is their phone # 800-597-PURL

    Thank you!

  6. Mary Heather says:

    What colors were used for these? Love them!!!

  7. Jeanette Perry says:

    Would the international posting rate still be $14 for just a pattern? Any chance of a pdf/email version?

  8. purl bee says:

    Hi Jeanette-

    We don't have a PDF or email option right now. But if you're just getting the pattern the special $4.00 shipping options should show up when you check out. if it doesn't, you can request first class mail in the special instructions and we will refund your card for the difference. You can also email to place your order.

    Thanks for your question!

  9. Lillie says:

    I recently bought the pattern and the yarn and having realized that the yarn a single-ply I'm a bit worried about the durability of the socks. I would appreciate any thoughts! The pattern is well-written and seems easy to follow, by the way.

    I also bought a three hat pattern from Purl Soho and enjoyed knitting it as well. It was simple and elegant. I look forward to any future exclusive patterns!

  10. Jane says:

    I really, really want to try these socks and have been sourcing the yarn in the UK, where I currently live. But… I found MadelineTosh Sock in the UK, not MadelineTosh Merino. I now realise that they are quite different yarns. Please can you just confirm that MadelineTosh Sock (Composition: 100% superwash merino wool. Weight and yardage: Approx. 100g – 361m / 395yds. Needles: 2.25 – 2.75mm / 1-2 US) would not work with this wonderful pattern. Thank you!
    Do you have a similar sock pattern for MadelineTosh sock yarn?

  11. purl bee says:

    Hi Jane,
    I am sorry you ended up with the wrong yarn, but the good news is we have a few patterns that would work for the Madeline Tosh Sock:
    Let us know if we can help in any other way! Happy sock knitting! -Laura

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