Sunset Sand Dunes Socks by Trish Halliburton

Sunset Sand Dunes Socks

by Trish Halliburton
January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.3 stitches and 13 rows = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
380 - 400 yards (347 - 366 m)
60 stitch and 64 stitch socks (for a foot that is 8.5 and 9 inches around)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This sock is designed to utilize a handspun gradient yarn with a toe-up sock and heel “flap” pattern. I wanted a pattern that would manipulate the gradient in my yarn for a more visually interesting sock than if I were to knit it plain. The lace adds a lovely waving pattern to the foot and leg. This pattern would also work well for self-striping yarns.

Overall, the lace and yarn together reminds me of a sunset over sand dunes, hence the name.

I originally knit the 60-stitch sock, so the 64-stitch instructions are untested. I also included charts for more stitch counts, if you are keen on making larger socks with your own construction pattern. I wasn’t originally going to share the pattern, but then I figured, “why not?”, just in case anybody wants to knit these socks.

If you have any questions/comments, feel free to message me!