White Sandy Beach Socks by Lucia Pane
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White Sandy Beach Socks

Knitting
May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
39 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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I grew up in a small ranch town on the Big Island of Hawaii. The nearest movie theater was an hour away whereas some of the nicest beaches on the planet were half that. So, you can probably guess where I chose to spend my time.

White Sandy Beach is a sock pattern written for knitting toe-up socks 2-at-a-time using magic loop. This method is much easier than it seems. It creates two perfectly matching socks with very little effort and eliminates β€œsecond sock syndrome” altogether. All the instructions, unless noted, are written for one sock and you should repeat them for the second sock. This means that to complete one round you follow the instructions for needle 1 on sock 1 and then repeat the instructions for needle 1 on sock 2 before moving on to needle 2 instructions for sock 2 and then needle 2 instructions for sock 1. Needle 1 means the top of the foot or front of the leg and needle 2 is the bottom of foot or back of the leg. If you are using 4 double pointed needles (DPNs) needle 1 refers to the first two needles in your round and needle 2 refers to the second two needles in your round.

The pattern is written for three sizes but is easily adjustable by increasing or decreasing your stitch count. The small will fit foot circumferences of about 7 inches, the medium will fit 8 inches and the large will fit 9 inches.

The heel is something that I came up with because although I love the fit of the short row heel I found that most people need a bit more room in that area. The “Deep Pocket Heel” (that’s the name I came up with) is a combination of a short row heel and a bottom of the foot gusset. I have found that it fits everyone I have used it for quite nicely.

These socks are part of a collection including the Triple Swell hat, Twisted Sand mitts, and Waves on the Sand cowl.

I hope you enjoy knitting these as much as I loved designing them and that they keep your feet cozy while you dream of walking by the water on a warm tropical beach.