I am very surprised that it took me so long to discover the Outlander book series by Diana
Gabaldon. Once I got hold of it, I was really hooked!
The books are largely set in 18th century Scotland. The characters in the books spin their own yarn and both men and women knit their own socks during the winter months.
My inspiration for the pattern is the Scottish argyle pattern, here as a texture pattern. I named the socks after Fergus, who is a wonderful character when he enters the story as an orphaned 10-year-old. Fergus was born in France, but grew up in the Highlands, so I
I imagine he would prefer slightly more delicate socks that highlight his French heritage and the argyle pattern to show respect for his adopted Scottish family.
This is how designer Anna Friberg describes how she found inspiration for her pattern, you can find Anna as @yarnesty on Instagram.