Seaside socks (FO &pattern)

I finished the Seaside socks for Mum this afternoon, between rushing around unpacking more and more boxes. A guy at Knit/Purl expressed interest in the pattern last night, so I thought I’d type it up.

Credit: Crest O’ The Waves is an old Shetland lace pattern (I found it in Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns). And I used this really cool FREE knit chart program to make the two lace charts. Here we go…


SIZE

  • Adult women’s M (change the gauge to change sizes – 8 sts/ inch would be ideal for a woman’s L/ men’s S, etc)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • Circumference (unstretched): approx. 7 inches
  • Will stretch to comfortably fit up to 9 inches.

MATERIALS

  • Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock [80% superwash merino, 20% nylon; 215yd per 2oz skein]; 2 skeins “Seaside” colourway
  • 1 set US #1.5/2.5mm double-point needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • Cable needle or stitch holder

GAUGE

  • 36 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

NOTES:
The pattern is written for 1 sock/ 2 circs. For information on how to knit 2 socks/ 2 circs, visit my Socktoberfest tutorial. To convert the pattern to 5 DPNS: circ#1 = N2, N3; circ#2 = N1, N4.

The Cuff Crest O’ The Wave lace pattern is worked over a multiple of 12 sts (in the round):

R1: K across
R2: P across
R3: K across
R4: P across
R5, 7, 9, 11: *K2tog, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, SSK, SSK, K1* across
R6, 8, 10, 12: K across

The Instep Crest O’ The Wave lace pattern is worked over 35 sts (or a multiple of 12 + 11 sts):

R1: K across
R2: P across
R3: K across
R4: P across
R5, 7, 9, 11: *K2tog, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, SSK, SSK, K1* TWICE, K2tog, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, K1, YO, SSK, SSK
R6, 8, 10, 12: K across

PATTERN:
Cuff:

  • CO 72 sts, divided evenly between 2 circular needles (36 sts each)
  • Work 6 repeats of the Cuff Crest O’ The Wave pattern (72 rows total)
  • Work rows 1 – 11 Cuff lace pattern again
  • On row 12 (a knit row), move the last stitch on circ#1 (the K1 st between dec’s) to circ#2. Circ#1 will have 35 sts, circ#2 37.
  • Knit across circ#1

Heel: (worked on circ#2)

  • Row 1: *Sl1, K1* to last st, end K1
  • Row 2: Sl1, P across
  • Repeat Rows 1 & 2 17 more times (total of 36 rows)

Turn:

  • K 21, SSK, K1, turn
  • Sl1, P7, P2tog, P1, turn
  • Sl 1, K to 1 st before gap, SSK, K1
  • Sl 1, P to 1 st before gap, P2tog, P1
  • Continue working heel (dec’ing 1 st per row) until all sts have been worked. End with P row.

GUSSETS:

  • K across heel sts, pick up and k 18 chain sts + 1 st between heel and instep (prevents gap/ hole)
  • On circ#1: P across instep sts (Row 2 of instep lace pattern)
  • On circ#2: pick up and knit 1 st between heel and instep + 18 chain sts. (94 sts TOTAL). Knit across heel sts, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1.
  • Circ#1: K across (Row 3 of instep lace pattern)
  • Circ#2: K1, SSK, K across
  • Circ#1: Purl across (Row 4 of instep lace pattern)
  • Circ#2: K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
  • Circ#1: Work row 5 of lace pattern, ending with SSK on 3rd repeat
  • Continue decreasing gusset sts on circ#2 and working instep lace pattern on circ#1, until 70 sts remain – 35 sts on each.

FOOT:

Continue in instep lace pattern on circ#1, and K across circ#2 until foot measures from heel 2″ less than desired length.

TOE:

  • Row 1 (starting with circ#1): K1, SSK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
  • Row 2: K across
  • Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until 19 sts remain.
  • Repeat Row 2 until 9 sts remain.
  • Using Kitchner st, graft sts on circ#1 to circ#2.

Repeat for second sock, unless you followed my tutorial ;D Please drop me a line if you finish one, a pair, find mistakes, or have comments!

Tomorrow: another contest and Titania’s Revenge!

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