Brick & Mortar is worked in the round and the pattern contains written directions as well as charts for the pattern stitch. Directions are for both cuff-down and toe-up. If you feel inclined to make 2 in the same direction, that’s completely acceptable, or one of each if you’re feeling particularly topsy-turvy! Brick & Mortar features 7 sizes; XX-Small, X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large and contains a sock worksheet so you know how to measure your foot to achieve a perfect fit. Brick & Mortar has directions for an afterthought heel, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using.
The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks, however, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles instead.
Skill Level Intermediate
Materials List • US2 (2.75 mm) 32”-40” circular needles, or size to obtain gauge. If preferred, four US2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge • Darning needle • Stitch markers • Scrap yarn • 2 Stitch markers • 200-500 yards fingering weight yarn (will vary depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Gauge 7.5 Stitches by 10 rows in stockinette stitch = 1” (2.5 cm) on US2 (2.75 mm) needles, before blocking.
Size Information - (Foot measurement for a sock is taken around the ball of the foot.) XX-Small (XXS): 6.4” (16.2 cm) circumference. X-Small (XS): 6.9” (17.5 cm) circumference. Small (S): 7.4” (18.7 cm) circumference. Medium (M): 7.9” (20 cm) circumference. Large (L): 8.4” (21.3 cm) circumference. X-Large (XL): 8.9” (22.6 cm) circumference. XX-Large (XXL): 9.4” (23.8 cm) circumference.
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