Seafoam Socks
October 30, 2012
March 20, 2013

Seafoam Socks

Project info
Needles & yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester Socks
107 yards in stash
0.7 skeins = 248.5 yards (227.2 meters), 80 grams

First sock knit during first week of November. Second sock knit during third week of March. These are knit at a more open gauge, and will be good for spring and summer. I am in love with this colourway, and although I know these practical socks will get lots of use, I do sort of wish I’d knit this yarn into a prettier pattern.


Cast on 64 stitches, worked k2p2 rib for 1 inch (next time I won’t be so lazy and will knit 1x1 rib, which would look nicer flowing into the the 3x1 rib). Worked k3p1 rib until work measured 6.5 inches. Divided for heel: 31 heel stitches (p2tog in first round for 30 stitches), 33 instep stitches so instep is symmetrical.

Heel: 32 rows of slip-stitch. Sl1, k15, ssk, k1, turn; sl1, p3, p2tog, p1, turn; etc.

Gussets: decrease until 32 stitch heel stitches remain.

For toe: Two inches before desired length, stop ribbing. Knit one row plain. Next row: set up Cat Bordhi’s hungry stitch and decrease one instep stitch to make toe symmetrical (k15, k2tog, k to end). Decrease every other row until 48 stitches remain. Decrease every row until 24 stitches remain. Graft toe together.

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October 30, 2012
March 20, 2013
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Fleece Artist
80% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% Nylon
355 yards / 115 grams

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  • Project created: November 3, 2012
  • Finished: March 21, 2013
  • Updated: March 22, 2013
  • Progress updates: 2 updates