Brioche Break Socks


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    These top-down socks are great stashbusters. Hold two strands of fingering weight yarn throughout the socks as you mix and marl your leftover sock yarns together. The overall fabric thickness is a DK weight gauge, which makes these socks super quick to knit. Stockinette stitch stripes are interrupted by brioche break sections. These plush ribbed accents help blend the color combos together as you work your way toward the toe. Have fun creating your own unique color story with this playful pattern.

  • Sizes
    1 [2, 3, 4, 5]

    Finished Measurements 
    6 [6.5, 8, 9, 10]″ / 15 [17, 20, 23, 25]cm leg and foot circumference. Measurements taken after blocking.

    Size 4 shown on a size US 13 / EU 47 size foot that has a 10.5″ / 27cm foot circumference. The sock fits with 1.5″ / 4cm of negative ease.

    Socks are designed to fit an actual foot circumference of 7 [7.5, 9, 10, 11]″ / 18 [19, 23, 25, 28]cm. The socks are designed to fit with negative ease. Choose a size with a finished foot circumference measurement that is approximately 1″ / 2.5cm smaller than your actual foot circumference, so that the sock will fit nice and snug on your foot.

    The lengths of the cuff, leg, and foot are easily customizable by knitting more textured pattern repeats for a longer leg or foot or fewer textured pattern repeats for a shorter leg or foot.

    Fingering weight held double

    Approximately 230 [260, 290, 320, 350]yds / 210 [238, 265, 293, 320]m of EACH strand throughout the entire pair of socks.

    The socks are marled with two strands held together. For example, Size 1 requires approximately 460yds / 421m total. The sample features 8 colors of leftover scrap yarn, so you only need small amounts of yarn per color.

    US 4 / 3.5mm in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

    Magic loop method is used for knitting in the rnd. Watch this Westknits video to assist with the Magic Loop technique.

    You can use DPNs if you prefer. Watch this Westknits video to assist with knitting with DPNs.

    3 stitch markers, tapestry needle

    22 sts & 32 rows = 4″ / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking

    Pattern Notes
    In two-color brioche stitch, two rounds are worked for each counted round that appears on the face of the fabric. The first color is worked around and then the round is worked again using the second color. The next round is worked the same way, once around with the first color and worked again with the second color. When counting rounds, count only the stitches going up on a knit column. 2 worked rounds = 1 counted round.

    When you put down your knitting and forget which color you just used and which color to use next, look at the color of the yo in the row just worked. That is the last color you used.

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  • A variety of fingering weight yarns