Loyalsocks by Rachel Brockman


June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
305 - 525 yards (279 - 480 m)
1 (2, 3)
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Named after one of my favorite places, the Loyalsock Creek in beautiful northeastern Pennsylvania, the Loyalsocks are as perfect for cozy weekend mornings as they are for a beautiful mountain hike and rest by the campfire. Blacker Yarns Mohair Blends yarn is an excellent match for colorwork socks. The fabric created with the lovely blend of fibers results in a durable, ageless, and comfortable sock.

The Loyalsocks are knit cuff-down in the round with an afterthought heel. The heels, toes, and cuff are knit in a contrast color. Slipped stitches in the ribbing add interest to an otherwise plain rib. I highly recommend using a larger needle size for the color work portion of the pattern to ensure a comfortable fit. Take care to follow the correct chart for the size you are working.

1 (2, 3)
Finished Circumference: 8” (9.25, 10)” / 20.25 cm (23.5, 25.5 cm)
To determine your size, measure the circumference of your foot at the widest point. Select a size with 0 to 1” / 2.5 cm of negative ease.
Finished Length: Adjustable

Yarn – Blacker Yarns Mohair Blends 4-ply (Hebridean & Manx/Mohair; 50g / 190yds)
Sample I
A – Portmellon, 1 skein (all sizes)
B – Roseworthy, 2 skeins (all sizes)
C – Lantic Bay, 1 skein (all sizes)
Sample II
A – Trenarren, 1 skein (all sizes)
B – Lamorna, 2 skeins (all sizes)
C – Lantic Bay, 1 skein (all sizes)

Suggested Needles
(A) US Size 2 (2.75 mm) 32-40” circular or set of double-pointed needles
(B) US Size 3 (3.25 mm) 32-40” circular or set of double-pointed needles
Always use the needle size that results in the correct gauge.

two stitch markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle

28 sts x 36 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch with Needle A
28 sts x 36 rnds = 4” / 10 cm in colorwork pattern with Needle B

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A very special thank you to each of my test knitters, Allison O’Mahony of Kniterations for tech editing services, and to Becky VanSandt for letting me use her beautiful green sample for my photos.