These socks are a gentle introduction to brioche in the round and basic brioche increases. The brioche blocks are checkered with striped blocks of Stockinette stitch, helping avoid brioche’s typical compressed row gauge. These socks are worked cuff down with a Fleegle heel and a wedge toe. The socks pictured above have had their colors reversed—this is optional. Check that brioche box off your knitting bucket list with a pair of Checkbox Socks!
200yd / 50g of fingering weight yarn in a main color and 200yd / 50g of fingering weight yarn in a contrast color.
Sample knit using Arbor Twist Sycamore Sock in Whispy and Mrs. Crosby Train Case in Great Tailed Grackle.
8.5 stitches and 12 rows per inch in Stockinette stitch.
S (L): 7.5 (8.5) inch foot and leg circumference.
Length and height are adjustable.
The stitch pattern is very stretchy, so smaller stitch counts than you may be used to are used. Choose a size that will fit with about 1” of negative ease based on the above measurements.
US 0 / 2mm circular needles or set of DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge).
The instructions for this pattern are written, not charted.
This pattern has been test knitted.