Brick Road Socks by Jessica Gore

Brick Road Socks

November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
359 - 437 yards (328 - 400 m)
Small [Medium, Large]
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The Brick Road Socks pattern has now been updated! Enjoy our newest pattern formatting and style of instructions, toe-up AND cuff down sock construction methods, and plenty of video tutorial links to help you out along the way. Our long-running 20% off sale will conclude on Thursday 19th July 2018, midnight Adelaide time, so please ensure you grab a copy of the pattern before then if you’d like to enjoy the discount. Happy knitting!

Follow Dorothy’s lead, or forge your own path in these show-stopping socks! Enjoy fun twisted stitches that can be worked with or without a cable needle, and an eye-catching, unisex design.

Small: 16cm (6 ¼“) circumference, fits approximate foot circumference of 19cm (7 ½”), length of 24cm (9 ½”); women’s EU 37–39/US 6 ½–8 ½
Medium: 18cm (7”) circumference, fits approximate foot circumference of 22cm (8 ¾”), length of 26cm (10 ¼“); women’s EU 40–42/US 9–10
Large: 20cm (7 ¾”) circumference, fits approximate foot circumference of 25cm (9 ¾”), length of 27.5cm (10 ¾“); women’s EU 43–45/US 10 ½–13

Foot circumferences are measured around the ball of the foot at the widest point and should be used to choose your sizing. Please note that the twisted stitch pattern is inelastic so these socks have a tighter fit than normal at 3–5cm (1 ¼–2”) of negative ease. If you wish for your socks to have less negative ease, it is recommended you go up a size.

Foot lengths are measured from the tip of the toes to centre of back of the heel, and are to be used as a general guide only. For the best fit possible, check all measurements given in the pattern by trying the socks on the intended wearer.

Papiput Yarn Tough Sock (75% Merino, 25% Nylon; 400m {437yds}/100g), 1 skein Onde Mande (yellow) or Ubi (purple) colourway, OR 100g fingering weight sock yarn

Samples used approximately 62g (248m {271yds}) for Small Size pair of socks (women’s EU 39/US 8 ½), and 82g (328m {358yds}) for Medium Size pair of socks (women’s EU 41/US 9 ½). Please note that the yardage requirements will vary depending on the heel option, sock circumference, foot and leg length, and any differences in gauge.

–2.25mm (US 1), at least 80cm (32”) length circular needle for working Magic Loop method, double-pointed needles or short 23cm (9”) circular needle, OR size to obtain gauge
–Cable needle (optional)
–2 removable stitch markers (optional during heel turn {toe-up version}, or for using a different style of needle/method of working in the round)
–Tapestry needle
–Tape measure
–Sock blockers (optional)

34 stitches x 48 rounds = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch, knit in the round and relaxed after blocking.

Stockinette stitch = knit every round

-This pattern is written for both toe-up and cuff down sock construction methods. A compiled pdf with both methods together in the one document is available to download, as well as separated toe-up and cuff down pdfs for your convenience.

-Instructions are written for the Magic Loop method of working in the round with a long circular needle. They are to be worked from the beginning to end of each round unless specified for stitches on first needle (N1; front of leg/top of foot), and second needle (N2; back of leg/sole of foot), separately. If you are using double-pointed needles or a short circular needle, use markers as needed to designate between what will be the front and back halves of the sock.

-You have the option of working either an eye of partridge heel flap with gusset or a short row heel for these socks. The heel flap and gusset option is great for feet with a high instep, or for those who want a decorative heel, whereas a short row heel is shallower and helps to maintain patterning if you are using a self-striping yarn. You will need to know how to work short rows by wrapping and turning for both options.

-Judy’s magic cast on
-Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off
-Long tail cast on
-Kitchener stitch
-How to work short rows using the wrap and turn method
-RT: Right Twist
-LT: Left Twist

Instructions are provided in a fully written format, with charts also included where relevant.