Colonel Brandon Socks by Ambrose Smith

Colonel Brandon Socks

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 437 yards (274 - 400 m)
S, M, L
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The Colonel Brandon socks are the first pair in the Sense and Sensibility Collection, based on Jane Austen’s classic novel. Col. Brandon seems a staid and unadventurous sort--Marianne Dashwood says he mentions his flannel waistcoats far too often. These socks were designed to reflect the cozy, classic, and reliable style of the former soldier himself, while also revealing his complex nature.

They are knit cuff down, in the round, with a heel flap and gusset and a wedge toe. The patterning is a mix of knits, purls, and cables. Written and charted instructions are included, and instructions are also included for knitting the cables with and without a cable needle. All measurements are listed in inches and centimeters.

Woolly Mammoth Fibre Co. Natural Sock, 1 skein in the “Bonfire” colorway

2.25mm/US 1 needles or whatever size needed to get gauge

8 stitches x 12 rows = 1in or 2.5cm in stockinette in the round, blocked

Size is based on circumference, not length.To stay on your foot, socks need negative ease. Pick a size about 1 inch or 2.5cm less than the circumference of your foot. The length is adjustable.
S: 6.75in or 17cm
M: 8.25in or 20cm
L: 9.5 in or 24cm

Stitch markers (optional)
Cable needle (optional)
Darning/Tapestry needle

Skill Level
Advanced beginner to Intermediate

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