Blois Socks by Corinne Fourcade

Blois Socks

February 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
285 - 355 yards (261 - 325 m)
Women Small, Medium, Large
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

There is a mistake in YF where it says that W&T stands for Wrap and Twist. The W&T in this pattern is for Wrap and TURN
Check this group post for more info.

The name of these socks comes from the Blois Castle (in the Loire Valley, in France). One of its most famous pieces of architecture is a magnificent spiral staircase. The side twist in this pattern reminded me of this spiral staircase. It is also the region of origin from my mum’s family and I have fond memories of visiting my Great-Aunt there as a child.

These socks with gusset and heel flap are knit toe-up.


about 205(215,230) m/ 225(235,255) yards of Lang Jawoll sock yarn


2.5mm/US 1½ circular needle (or 5 DPNs) or size needles needed to obtain gauge

Cable needle
Darning needle

Necessary Skills
Knitting in the round, simple cables, Turkish cast on or toe up magic cast on, short rows

32 sts x 44 rows for 4”in stocking stitch

Women: S(M,L)
Length: 21-24(23-26,25-28) cm / 8.25-9(9-10,10-11)“
Circumference: 14-20(16-23,18-25) cm / 5.5-7(6.25-9,7-10) “