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.