Brick & Mortar is an easy-to-remember intuitive sock pattern reminiscent of an old brick building adorned with tiny windows. This design pairs splendidly with self-striping yarn but would be equally awesome with mini-skeins or scraps, alternating the colors every 7 or 14 rounds.
This pattern is rated as easy but could easily be tackled by an adventurous beginner as the pattern has helpful links to not only achieve a proper fit but give you some insight into what to look for in a sock yarn!
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Brick & Mortar – Worked in the round, Brick & Mortar contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions 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 design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer.
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
6.5 [7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9]” / 16.5 [18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23] cm circumference. The sample shown was knit using the toe-up version of this pattern on 64-sts.
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge.
Tapestry needle, scrap yarn, stitch markers
200-500 yds / 183-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)
Area F1 – Sturdy Alien 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon 425 yds (390 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) Color: Alice
9 stitches by 11 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.
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