Lighthouse Gansey Sock


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A top-down sock featuring a traditional gansey motif on the upper leg, with ribbing to the toe, so that the total effect is of a stately lighthouse.
Worked in a heavier sock or sport yarn (as shown), it will be sized to fit a man’s foot; in lighter-weight yarns on smaller needles, it will be slimmer to fit a female foot.

Suggested Yarns: Dicentra Designs Alpaca/Merino Sock, Socks that Rock medium weight, Woolen Rabbit Lambswool Sock, Briar Rose Grandma’s Blessing, Fearless Fibers Classic Merino Sock.

Finished Size: sock circumference = 9.5” to fit feet up to 10.5” (8.25” in lighter yarn to fit feet up to 9.5”)

Yarn requirements: 375 yards of heavy sock or sport-weight yarn for men’s medium (socks with total foot length of more than 11 inches will require more yardage)
425 yards of lighter-weight sock yarn for the narrower sock

Gauge: 28 sts and 40 rows = 4” in heavier yarn; 32 sts and 44 rows = 4” in lighter-weight yarn

Needles: DPNs size 1 (2.25mm)

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