Suez

Knitting
March 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
328 - 437 yards (300 - 400 m)
small (medium, large, extra large) adult size
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for £3.00 GBP buy it now

Inspired by the wide sandy desert areas of Egypt and the Suez canal. The right foot has an all over lightly textured pattern to represent sand; the left foot continues the sandy texture but has a purl channel for the Suez canal running down the leg and opening up into a textured coastline across the top of the foot. This pattern is worked from the top down with a heel flap.

Note: The coast pattern is not geographically accurate; you can use your own arrangement of cable crosses to produce a unique coastline if you wish. Please do not attempt to use this map to navigate the Egyptian coast!

Skills: Cast on, working in the round, knit, purl, working flat, picking up stitches, cabling, decreasing stitches, grafting stitches, weaving in ends.

Sizing: Pattern gives stitch counts for small (medium, large, extra large) adult size; approximately equivalent to 17.5 (20.5, 23, 24) cm circumference at ball of foot.