Cuff-down socks, with the traditional Shetland lace pattern: Crest of the Wave. While written for a women’s M (8″ foot circumference), at 9 sts/ inch; it can easily be adapted for other sizes just by changing the gauge and lengthening/ shortening the foot. It’s an easy, basic sock that’s perfect for new sock knitters.
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)
Circumference (unstretched): approx. 7 inches
Will stretch to comfortably fit up to 9 inches.
36 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
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.
Seaside Socks pattern (PDF)
- 12/22/07: Toe decreases rewritten.
© Sara Morris, a.k.a. fyberduck