These textured socks are reminiscent of the ocean on a stormy day, and the stitch pattern rolls and breaks like choppy waves. The darkening sky is represented in the contrasting toes, heels, and cuffs. Knit with Patons Kroy Sock over 60 stitches on US2/2.75mm needles, it works up fairly quickly.
Although the stitch repeat begins with a purl stitch, the pattern draws in like ribbing, and so laddering is not an issue. Because of the stretchiness, one size should fit most. Because I’ve only written the pattern for one size (though its stretchiness will accommodate a wide range of foot widths) and because of the potential annoyance of beginning needles with purl stitches, I’m offering this pattern for free!
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: The stitch pattern is very stretchy, and should fit a range of feet from approximately 8.5″ to 9.5″ around.
YARN: Patons Kroy Socks 4-ply, or any fingering-weight yarn you like to get gauge. I’ve used FX Cadet Colours for the contrasting cuffs, heels, and toes, and Camo Colours for the main body of the sock. You’ll need two balls of the main colour (MC) and one of contrast colour (CC). If you choose not to use contrasting yarn, you may need three balls of the MC depending on your foot size and how tall you like your socks.
GAUGE: 32 stitches = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette.
AND ALSO: five US 2/2.75mm double-point needles or size needed to get gauge, darning needle to weave in ends.
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The Cakewalk Socks knitting pattern by Knitting Pirate is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. ou may make as many copies of this pattern as you like, and give them away to your friends, but you may not sell copies of the pattern. You may sell the socks you make, and Knitting Pirate would appreciate it if credit is given for the design. If you have any questions about what you can or can’t do with this pattern, please contact me.