Louche by Hunter Hammersen


March 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
written in three sizes and three gauges to fit most anyone, at 8spi, fits a foot or leg of 7.75 [8.75, 10] inches
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This pattern is currently unavailable. I’m doing a bit of house cleaning, and as part of that process, some of my older patterns are currently unavailable.

You can read a bit more about the project here if you’d like. And you can always check out my ravelry store for a list of available patterns.

Louche adjective, noun
- of questionable taste or morality
- (in alcoholic beverages) to become cloudy when mixed with water

These are fun. Almost embarrassingly so.

The stitch pattern is easy to learn (you likely won’t need to look at the chart after a few rows) and quick to do, but it looks satisfyingly impressive.

One panel of the stitch pattern runs down your heel, and another down the front of your leg. The one on the front wraps around your ankle (incorporating the gusset as it goes) and is quite flattering on the foot.

The rest of the sock is plain stockinette, which makes them perfect for on the go knitting.

Even better, the socks are mirrored, so you’re not likely to get bored before you’re done.

The pattern comes in three sizes (56, 64, and 72 stitch cast on) to fit most anyone. And of course you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the sock. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a sturdy sock fabric with your chosen yarn. I recommend working at something around 7, 8, or 9 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for the size you need.

These are perfect for you if:

  • You want to do something fun with your next gusset
  • You love mirrored socks

They’re not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)