Inspiration - Climbing one of Scotlands Munroes is a beautiful experience, and – much like knitting - one which requires patience and determination.
These Braeriach socks are inspired by those scrubby mountainside plants, beaten by the howling winds. Even on days with bluebird skies, you’ll find yourself buffeted in every direction by the mountainside ‘breeze’. An icy bite is never far away when wandering a Scottish Munro like Braeriach, but you could always rely on good socks to keep you going!
Braeriach is the third highest mountain in Britain (and feels like it, when attempting your journey up).
Rows begin at the start of sole stitches, ending with end of instep chart.
These socks are knit from toe up in the round, with short row toes and heels. The foot is first knit with stockinette on the sole and pattern as charted over the instep. After the heel the pattern continues around the circumference of the leg.
This pattern does include ‘yo’ at the beginning or end of occasional rows. Some knitters might find it easier to adjust the distribution of sts around needles at these points.
I knit incredibly tight, and make these on 2.75mm needles. Gauge is important. Listing is as 2.25mm as this appears to be a more common size to achieve gauge.
YARN: 4ply/Sock weight wool (100grams)