Loretto by Dana Gervais

Loretto

Knitting
August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch worked in the round measured after blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Narrow (Medium, Wide 1, Wide 2, Wide 3) ~ Circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) inches/ 17.8 (20.3, 22.9, 25.4, 27) centimetres ~ Foot length is customizable
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After several people told me this stitch pattern reminds them of a spiral staircase, I decided to name it, Loretto, in honour of the famous Loretto Staircase found in the Loretto Chapel in New Mexico, USA.

Loretto is a surprisingly fast, fun knit that’s worked cuff-down and is just simple enough to work on in front of the TV, or in a social setting. This sock features an Eye-of-Partridge heel flap and half handkerchief heel. The stitch pattern starts at the top of the outer leg and continues along the top of the outer foot, ending at the toe. The stitch pattern mirrors itself on the opposite sock.

Instructions are included for 5 circumferences and the foot length is customizable. The stitch pattern is both written and charted, and the instructions are needle-neutral so you can use your preferred method for working in the round.

NEEDLES
2.25mm (US 1) needles or size needed to obtain gauge in preferred style for working in the round

GAUGE
8 stitches & 12 rounds per 1 inch/2.5 centimetres in stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking

SKILLS
Knit
Purl
Increases
Decreases
Short rows
Cables
Grafting
Picking up stitches
Slipped stitches
Working in the round

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Cable needle (optional)

SIZES
Narrow (Medium, Wide 1, Wide 2,
Wide 3)
Circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) inches/ 17.8 (20.3, 22.9, 25.4, 27) centimetres
Foot length is customizable

Thank you to tabithafor tech editing this pattern and to all the amazing test knitters who test knit it.