Gaolach means Beloved in Scottish Gaelic and features a diagonal all-over pattern, mirrored on each foot. The pattern is stunning with speckled yarns and also works beautifully with semi-solid yarns. Knit from the toe up with a gusset and heel flap, these socks are the perfect mix of relaxing knit and engaging pattern. With three widths and flexible length fitting, these are a great pattern for everyone.
Gaolach is the fifth pattern in my Socks in Love collection. The other four patterns are Mànran, Gràdh, Togair and Dìleas. You can either just straight in and buy the whole set in one go, or buy a single pattern and get a money off code so you can come back for the collection next time and still not pay more than the £16 maximum price!
The pattern is fully written and charted so however you like to read your patterns, you’re covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern, and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. You will also need to know how to do Judy’s Magic Cast-On and a stretchy bind off like Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.
32 stitches and 44 rounds in 10 cm (4”) in stockinette in the round.
Small: 17.5 cm (7”) circumference
Medium: 20 cm (8”) circumference
Large: 22.5 cm (9”) circumference
The socks are designed to be worn with up to 0 - 2.5 cm (0 - 1”) of negative ease.