Wednesday, 27 April 2016

To the Ocean socks

To the Ocean socks, in Artesano Definition Sock
Pattern by Helena Callum, published in Knit Now magazine, May 2016


My latest pattern, for a pair of cuff-down socks, is to be published in Issue 60 (May 2016) of Knit Now magazine. The issue will be on sale in supermarkets, newsagents and craft stores. And you can subscribe, or buy a single issue from the shop, via the publisher's sales website. There's an offer in the magazine to get the yarn and a project bag at a special price until 9 June 2016.

These socks are worked top down with a heel flap and gusset. The sideways toe is worked in the same way as the more familiar wedge toe, but here the decreases straddle the centres of the top of foot and sole, instead of being at the sides. Make two identical socks.

The socks are worked in the round, from cuff to toe. There are three sizes in the pattern, designed to fit shoe sizes from 35 to 43 with negative ease.

SIZES
Small (Medium, Large)

TENSION / GAUGE
32 sts × 45 rows = 10cm measured over St st

YARN
Artesano Definition Sock 400m per 100g skein (75% wool, 25% polyamide)
1 (1, 1) skein in Azure (6705)

NOTIONS
  • 2.25 mm (US 1) dpns or two circulars, or size needed to obtain correct tension / gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Darning needle

HINTS AND TIPS
  • You don’t need a cable needle to work this stitch pattern, the wavy lines of stocking stitch on a garter stitch background are achieved using twist stitches.
  • If you prefer a shorter leg, omit one 16-round repeat on the leg.

I like to knit socks with a repetitive stitch pattern, so was attracted by this pattern that makes me think of a mighty river, meandering across its flood plain to the ocean. Or maybe it is a tiny stream, running over a vast sandy beach under an azure sky.

This is the link for the To the Ocean Socks ravelry pattern page (no login required to view). Enjoy!!

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