Gaolach by Liz Corke

Gaolach

Knitting
August 2019
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the Round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 436 yards (320 - 399 m)
S (M, L) / 17.5 cm (20 cm, 22.5 cm) / 7" (8", 9") circumference
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Gaolach means Beloved in Scottish Gaelic and features a diagonal all-over pattern, mirrored on each foot. The pattern is stunning with speckled yarns and also works beautifully with semi-solid yarns. Knit from the toe up with a gusset and heel flap, these socks are the perfect mix of relaxing knit and engaging pattern. With three widths and flexible length fitting, these are a great pattern for everyone.

Gaolach is the fifth pattern in my Socks in Love collection. The other four patterns are Mànran, Gràdh, Togair and Dìleas. Previous purchases from my Socks in Love collection will be deducted from the price of the eBook, so whether you buy one or two to try out first, or jump straight in to the full ebook, you won’t pay more than the price of the ebook!

The pattern is fully written and charted so however you like to read your patterns, you’re covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. You will also need to know how to do Judy’s Magic Cast-On and a stretchy bind off like Jeny’s Suprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.

Materials

  • 400 m (436 yds) of Cosmic Strings Sock Blend (75% Merino, 25% Nylon, 465 yds/100g) in Lightly
  • 2.5 mm (US 1.5) circular needles, 80 cm (32”) or longer or DPNs
  • 2 stitch markers (per sock)
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends
  • Sock blockers (optional)

Gauge

32 stitches and 44 rounds in 10 cm (4”) in stockinette in the round.

Finished Size

Small: 17.5 cm (7”) circumference
Medium: 20 cm (8”) circumference
Large : 22.5 cm (9”) circumference

The socks are designed to be worn with up to 0 - 2.5 cm (0 - 1”) of negative ease.