BRIXHAM socks were originally published in The Knitter and now have been re-published. The pattern is available to download as a download on Ravelry, Patternfish, and LoveKnitting. The rights have reverted back to me a while ago but somehow the pattern got buried in a to-do pile until a
couple of weeks ago when I was reminded just how much I loved designing them.
BRIXHAM begin with a knit and purl gansey-inspired stitch pattern that's made the main attraction in the sock. It flows casually out of the rib above and into the stocking stitch leg below. The remainder of the sock is also worked in stocking stitch with a round toe that complements the traditional feel of the stitch pattern.
The sample is knitted using a DK-weight yarn called Oakworth from Eden Cottage Yarns; it’s a pure, soft Polwarth wool that is hand-dyed and is also machine-washable making it work well for socks.
Brixham are sized to fit a foot circumference of 8 ½ (10 ¼) in / 22 (26) cm with an adjustable foot length and only use one 100g skein of a DK weight yarn (245 yds / 225 m).
The gauge is 25 sts and 31 rnds = 4 in / 10 cm in Stocking stitch worked using 3.5mm (US4) needles.
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