Hornet’s Honey Socks Knitting Pattern


Starting with a ribbed cuff and Honeycomb Stitch on the leg, Hornet’s Honey socks also have a garter-stitch short row heel and garter stitch toe.

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Other fingering weight yarn such as Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine or Geilsk Thin Wool could be used for the solid sections. Long color changing fingering weight such as Lang Mille Colori Sock & Lace, Zauberball would substitute well for the Kauni.

Approximately 220 yards is needed for the contrast sections of the leg and foot, if longer cuff is desired, more yardage would be needed.

Gauge over Honeycomb Stitch is 36 sts and 48 rnds in 4 inches.

The pattern also includes a recipe for Hornet’s Honey, which Donna describes as “a delicious treat from Soviet Times when alcohol was forbidden in the offices but still wanted…delicious on baked apples!”

This pattern complements a glove and a mitten pattern featured in the soon to be released book Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions by Donna Druchanas and June Hall.

Proceeds from the sale of this pattern will go towards Donna’s Pubslush campaign until the fundraising campaign ends. The funds raised will enable the printing of a high quality hard-cover book in Lithuania to support the local economy there. To read more about the book or to pre-order the book and contribute directly to Donna’s Pubslush campaign, click here

Pattern Specs

Pattern Specs

Fingering (14 wpi)
36 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 1 – 2.25 mm
300 – 320 yards (274 – 293 m)
7″, 7.5″ and 8″ foot circumference, desired length for foot
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