Comfy Cacti Socks by Bloom & Create

Comfy Cacti Socks

Knitting
August 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
325 - 400 yards (297 - 366 m)
A (B, C) // 7.5" (8", 9")
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What a summer it has been. I hope these desert inspired socks bring you some joy in this August heat. These socks feature an original and unique cacti design, with faded cuff and toes to mimic the desert sky. They also feature a garter stitch heel flap which is very cozy, quick and fun.

I cannot wait to see your sock creations! Don’t forget to use the #comfycatcisocks and tag me @bloom.create so I can see your lovely FOs.

materials
US 1 / 2.25mm sock needles (I use both a 9” circulars for the majority of the pattern, and then switch to 32” circulars for the toe) - The pattern can be adjusted for DPNs or magic loop, however, I will not be going into the specifics of adapting the pattern.
3 stitch markers (one unique marker for the BOR)

yarn
Main color (SAND): 300-360yds/75-90g of fingering weight yarn
Sample yarn: Woolberry Fiber Co, Berry Merino (100% superwash merino) in If I only had a brain
Contrast color 1 (SKY): 40-80yds/10-20g of fingering weight yarn
Sample yarn: Magpie Fibers, Swanky Sock (80% merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon) in Stagbunny
Contrast color 2 (CACTI): 40-80yds/10-20g of fingering weight yarn
Sample yarn: Stress Knits, Favorite (80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon) in Mountain Mama

sizing A (B, C)
• A (60 stitches) // 7.5” (19cm) cuff circumference
• B (64 stitches) // 8” (20cm) cuff circumference
• C (72 stitches) // 9” (23cm) cuff circumference

gauge
• 32 stitches by 52 rows = 4 by 4” (10 cm) in plain stockinette after blocking