These fab socks have been designed and donated by knitter extraordinaire Ros Clarke. You can read her inspiration for the pattern here which I hope you find Educational (100).

Here are Ros’ details on the pattern itself:

“The pattern has been designed to fit as many different shapes and sizes of feet and ankles as possible. The rib gives it lots of stretch, the heel flap and the horseshoe heel turn give some extra room, and the travelling cable adds interest to the pattern. The construction of these socks is somewhat unusual and there are times when you just have to blindly trust the pattern, but I promise it works.  I would say that this pattern is intermediate difficulty.”

(Can)tab Socks by Ros Clarke

(Can)tab Socks by Ros Clarke

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We take every care to ensure our patterns are errata free however errors do sometimes slip past us. The version of Can(tab) above is the most recent version (V2). If you have an older version, from before October 2011, you can download the errata here. Please accept our apologies for any frustration this may have caused.

Knitting from stash?

These socks use less than 100g of 4-ply/fingering weight yarn.

To see what others have made from this pattern, please visit the (Can)tab pattern page on Ravelry.

If you enjoy making these footlets why not try Ros’ other patterns?

There’s a fun cricket tea cosy and Wimbledon Footlets.

Browse our other p/hop patterns here.