Beachcomber Socks by Melinda Measor

Beachcomber Socks

Knitting
August 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 500 yards (274 - 457 m)
8
low vision format available
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Beachcomber is a whimsical sock pattern that features delightful cables, twisted stitches, and eyelets in a unified motif that runs along the instep, back of the leg, and is incorporated into the heel flap. Featuring Small Fish Yarn’s absolutely stunning “Into the Mystic” colorway, the marriage between the motif and colorway makes my purple-loving heart soar.

Worked in the round, Beachcomber contains both cuff-down and toe-up written directions and a chart for the pattern stitch. The pattern has instructions for a heel flap & gusset, but you may substitute whatever heel you enjoy using (links included for alternatives).

The pattern is written for the magic loop method for knitting socks; however, the design could be worked on double-pointed needles or mini-circulars instead should you prefer (ensure you denote your instep stitches with extra markers – so you don’t miss the placement of the heel or toe shaping).

This sock pattern shines well with solid, semi-solid, or lightly variegated/speckled yarns. Picking an appropriate yarn for this project will ensure you don’t lose the texture with the twisted cables.


SKILL LEVEL
Advanced

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch markers

SUGGESTED NEEDLES
US1 (2.25 mm) 32-40” (82-102 cm) circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge

YARN REQUIREMENTS
300-500 yds / 274-458 m fingering weight yarn (depending on the length of your foot and leg)

SUGGESTED YARN
Small Fish Yarns – SW Merino Sock
80% SW Merino 20% Nylon
420 yds (383 m) / 4 oz (115 g)
Color: Into the Mystic

GAUGE
8 stitches by 10 rounds in stockinette = 1” / 2.5 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished socks.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
(Measured around the ball of the foot.)
7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11)” / 19 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24.5, 25.5, 27, 28) cm circumference – intended to be worn with 1” / 2.5 cm of negative ease. The sample shown was knit using the cuff-down version of this pattern on 64-sts.


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LOW-VISIBILITY & SCREEN READER FORMAT
A low-visibility and a screen-reader accessible version of this pattern are available. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.


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PATTERN SUPPORT For pattern support for this design, please email melinda@rhyflowerknits.com

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.