High Tide Socks by Solène Le Roux

High Tide Socks

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
462 yards (422 m)
Foot circumference 7.5 (8.5, 9.5)” or 18 (20.5, 23) cm
This pattern is available for free.

I’ve always been fascinated by high tides, when the beach slowly disappears and the sea reaches the city before withdrawing again and you have to walk kilometers on the beach to find it. Tides have always punctuated my vacations so I wanted to design those socks to knit at the beach while watching the movements of the sea.
These socks are knitted in the round on four double pointed needles, but the experienced knitter can easily adapt the pattern for one or two circular needles. They are knitted top down, with a round heel and a wedged toe. The stitch pattern is made of stockinette stitch and elegant wavy cables over garter stitch.

Foot circumference 7.5 (8.5, 9.5)” or 18 (20.5, 23) cm
Shown in size 8.5”
The leg and foot length are both adjustable

Knit Picks Stroll Fingering (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 231 yards 211 meters/50 grams): 25028 Wonderland Heather, 2 balls

Size US 1 (2.25 mm): 4 dpns

Cable needle; tapestry needle

30 sts and 38 rows = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking.