Bronte by Clare Mountain

Bronte

Knitting
December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
380 yards (347 m)
8-9” / 20.5-23 cm foot circumference
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ABOUT THE PATTERN

Bronte are a snuggly pair of socks featuring a graphic zig-zag slip stitch pattern. They are constructed toe-up and have an attractive round toe. The heel is constructed using my favourite German short rows and the cuff has a combination of garter stitch and twisted rib.

I designed them in Blacker Yarn’s Mohair Blends 4ply, which is a super strong sock yarn that doesn’t contain nylon. The mohair in the yarn gives the stitch a fuzzy, blended finish which is wonderfully cosy for winter.

If you want more stitch definition, you could substitute this for a smoother sock yarn as long as you could meet the gauge.

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner / Intermediate

TO FIT

8-9” / 20.5-23 cm foot circumference

YARN

2 skeins of Blacker Yarns’ Mohair Blends 4ply 50% Wool/50% Mohair, 174m/190yds per 50g hank For my sample, I used the shade: Barripper.

GAUGE

30 sts and 39 rounds per 4”/10cm worked in stockinette using 2.25mm (US1) needles
32 sts and 44 rounds per 4”/10cm worked in Bronte stitch pattern using 2.25mm (US1) needles

RECOMMENDED NEEDLE SIZE

2.25mm (US1) 32” circular needles for magic loop

NOTIONS

Tapestry needle
Stitch Markers

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
(I share tutorials for each in the knitting pattern)

Judy’s Magic Cast-On
Magic Loop
German Short Rows
Tubular Bind-Off