Fergus socks


Sizes – X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)
The socks are designed to fit feet with a circumference of 15-17.5 (17.5-20, 20-22.5, 22.5-25, 25-27.5) cm The length of the socks is adjustable. For a good fit, knit the socks 2.5 cm shorter than the length of the foot.

36 sts and 50 rows = 10×10 cm stocking stitch
38 sts and 50 rows = 10×10 cm in pattern
Make sure that both mesh and warp density are correct if you want a perfectly fitting pair of socks. The knitting tension was achieved with 2.25 mm needles, but Anna knits hard, so you may need to go down a needle size.
The socks are knitted with a fixed knitting tension to make the socks more durable. However, keep in mind that this pattern is not very stretchy, so if you have high ankles, it may be difficult to get the shaft over the heel. If this is the case, you can knit the shafts with a slightly larger gauge to make it a little more stretchy.

Thin sock yarn with a length of about 400m / 100g (Fingering weight) in 75% wool and 25% nylon.
Yarn consumption
310 (340, 370, 400, 425) m
Keep in mind that the amount of yarn used may change depending on how long the socks are knitted.


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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.