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Regatta Socks

Knitting
October 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
405 yards (370 m)
Adult S (M, L, XL) measurements given below
This pattern is available for free.

It can be tricky to find a non-boring pattern that works well with an interesting hand-dyed yarn. Sometimes the pattern gets lost in the color changes; or the color changes get lost in the pattern. This is a nice balance of the two, I think.

I first clapped eyes on this yarn on a grey, cold day, and the colorway reminded me so very much of a tropical sea on a warm day. Knit these while dreaming of sailing on white-capped deep green seas, under azure skies, perhaps a drink with an umbrella in it at your side.

The lace is simple enough that if there is a drink with an umbrella in it, you don’t need to worry about messing it up.

This is a Knitty sock all over. It uses two Knitty-published, sock-world-changing techniques: Judy’s Magic Cast On and Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off. And as is my wont, this sock features a gusset for best fit.

It’s actually a nice and straightforward toe-up sock. If you’ve not knit toe-up socks before, this pattern is a good place to start.

Sizes: Finished Foot Circumference: 7.25 (8, 8.5, 9) inches