Beach Chair Socks by Beth Garbo Designs

Beach Chair Socks

May 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
Small/Medium (Women's 6 - 8), Large (Women's 9 - 10), XL (Men's 11-13)
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Originally a summer mystery knit along, Beach Chair Socks is a fun project sure to keep you engaged and excited to knit, as although the design uses the same colors and stitches in both socks, THE SOCKS ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! No worry about second-sock syndrome!
For this reason, it is not encouraged to knit two socks at a time, unless you plan to knit two pairs. Two separate sock patterns are included in the design.

The pattern is perfect for a new sock knitter (experience with double-pointed needles is required) and is also fun for an advanced knitter as the colors and stitches change often.

The socks are knit in the round, cuff down, and directions are written for double-pointed needles; however any technique can be used by an experienced sock-knitter who may prefer the magic loop method.

There is a little cable, lace, and other simple stitches, and an easy short row heel with both detailed written instructions and color charts.

You will need at least 100 yards of four colors:
One Neutral, one pop, one light tone and one dark tone.
You can view many examples on the Photo Pages of our Knit Along Discussion Board. discussion board


1 set of 6” Size US 1 - 2.25mm
Double Pointed Needles
or correct size to obtain gauge.


(U.S. Women’s Shoe Size 6-8, Leg Height 5”)

(U.S. Women’s Shoe Size 9-10, Leg Height 6”)

XL *
(U.S. Men’s Shoe Size 11-13, Leg Height 8”)
* Allow extra yarn , approximately 125 yards each color.

8 sts and 10 rows per inch

Any fingering weight yarn appropriate for socks
Four colors at least 100 yards each, 400 yards total;
Allow extra yardage for XL: approx 125 yards each color.
Suggested: 1 Light Tone, 1 Dark Tone, 1 Neutral, 1 Pop
Solids or semi-solids suggested.
Variegated may not show textures well.
Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply Toes
100% Superwash Merino
133 yards