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The name of these socks comes from the Blois Castle (in the Loire Valley, in France). One of its most famous pieces of architecture is a magnificent spiral staircase. The side twist in this pattern reminded me of this spiral staircase. It is also the region of origin from my mum’s family and I have fond memories of visiting my Great-Aunt there as a child.
These socks with gusset and heel flap are knit toe-up.
about 205(215,230) m/ 225(235,255) yards of Lang Jawoll sock yarn
Needles: 2.5mm/US 1½ circular needle (or 5 DPNs) or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Cable needle, Darning needle
Knitting in the round, simple cables, Turkish cast on or toe up magic cast on, short rows
32 sts x 44 rows for 4”in stocking stitch
Length: 21-24(23-26,25-28) cm / 8.25-9(9-10,10-11)”
Circumference: 14-20(16-23,18-25) cm / 5.5-7(6.25-9,7-10) ”