Watermelon Slice Socks by Wendy Gaal

Watermelon Slice Socks

July 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
325 - 350 yards (297 - 320 m)
Adult Narrow, Medium and Wide Widths
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It’s hot outside and time for an easy summer knit! Let the fun yarn colors in these Watermelon Slice Socks do most of the work, and you’ll have some cool new socks before you know it! These Watermelon Slices are constructed toe up, starting with the watermelon rind. The foot and leg of this design feature a simple stretchy stitch pattern that you can speckle with watermelon seeds as you knit. This pattern uses our favorite no-flap gusset heel, and is topped off with some more watermelon rind around the cuff. This pattern is written for three adult widths, and the instructions are provided in text and chart for DPN, Magic Loop, and Two Circular Needle methods. Beading is optional in case you prefer seedless watermelons :-)

Sizing: Three widths shown as: Narrow (Medium, Wide)

  • Narrow Width: 6.5 - 7.5 inch circ. at ball of foot
  • Medium Width: 7.5 - 9.5 inch circ. at ball of foot
  • Wide Width: 9.5 - 11 inch circ. at ball of foot
  • Foot length is determined by knitter.

Yarn Required: Fingering Weight Sock Yarn
Main Color: Approximately 350 yards
Green Contrast: Approximately 80 yards
White Contrast: Approximately 40 yards

Accessories Needed: Approximately 120 Black 06/0 beads (60 per sock), size 10 steel crochet hook for attaching beads, blunt-tipped tapestry needle to weave in ends.

About the Yarn

Sock-aholic® II is dyed by hand at our brewery using a super soft and smooth 4-ply Luxury Sock Yarn made from 75% Superwash Merino and 25% Nylon. Each skein contains approximately 470 yards, and knits at a gauge of 7-9 stitches per inch using size 1-2 needles. This yarn maintains beautiful stitch definition when used for pattern stitches, is strong enough to support lace work, and its softness makes it a pleasure to handle and wear.

Washing Instructions: Hand washing in cool water is recommended to prolong the life of any hand-knit or hand-crocheted item. This yarn may also be gently machine washed in cool water. Roll in a towel to remove excess water (do not twist or wring), and lay flat to dry away from direct sunlight.