Brixham by Katya Frankel


January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
220 - 245 yards (201 - 224 m)
S, M-L
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These gansey-inspired socks are worked from the cuff down, beginning with a rib that slowly transitions into the knit and purl diamond pattern at the cuff. The remainder of the sock is worked in stocking stitch with a round toe that complements the traditional feel of the stitch pattern.

Katya Frankel has used a cosy DK-weight yarn for her socks from Eden Cottage Yarns, called Oakworth; it’s a pure, soft Polwarth wool that is hand-dyed, and is also machine-washable.

  • Skill Level Intermediate – knit, purl, working in the round, simple decreases and increases, and finishing.
  • Finished Measurements Foot circumference 7 ¾ (9 ½) in / 19 (24) cm. Foot length is adjustable. Shown in a larger size. These socks are designed to fit foot circumference of 8 ½ (10 ¼) in / 22 (26) cm.
  • Yarn Eden Cottage Yarns, Oakworth DK (100% Superwash Polwarth wool 100g / 245 yds / 225 m) in #130614 Dahlia; 1 skein.
  • Gauge 25 sts and 31 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm in Stocking stitch worked using 3.5mm (US4) needles, Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge.
  • Needles & Notions Size 3.5mm (US4) set of double-pointed needles. Adjust needle size if necessary to get the correct gauge. Stitch markers, tapestry needle.