The Red Brick Socks are a simple textured sock design, featuring twisted stitches that stack up in an alternating pattern. The shapes are reminiscent of bricklaying, whilst the memorable stitch pattern makes for a soothing project where your progress can be easily charted.
Patterns from the Building Block Socks collection are written with multiple options, to allow the knitter to learn new methods of sock knitting. Choose your preferred yarn weight: a heavier, sport-weight yarn creates speedy, thick socks; or stick to a typical fingering-weight sock yarn for a classic hand-knitted fit.
Heel flap & gusset construction
Choose cuff-downwards or toe-upwards knitting direction
Instructions provided for 2 gauges
Option A (Heavier sock): light DK/sport-weight sock yarn
Featured Yarn: Novita Nalle (75% superwash wool 25% Nylon, 260m/284yd per 100g ball)
1 ball in shade 533 granaattiomena/pomegranate
Option B (Lighter sock): 4-ply/fingering-weight sock yarn
Featured Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-ply (75% wool 25% nylon, 400m/437yd per 100g ball)
1 ball in shade Nutmeg
Option A (Sport-weight yarn):
29 stitches & 39 rows = 10cm/4″ in stocking stitch in the round
Tension was achieved using size 3mm/US2.5 needles
Option B (4-ply/fingering weight yarn):
36 stitches & 48 rows = 10cm/4″ in stocking stitch in the round
Tension was achieved using size 2.5mm/US1.5 needles
Your preferred needle type for knitting small circumferences in the round
2.5mm/US1.5 knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
3mm knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
This pattern is written for women’s size Medium sock. Opportunity to alter length is indicated in the pattern.