Ebbed by Hunter Hammersen


November 2019
Light Fingering ?
34 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
275 - 350 yards (251 - 320 m)
Fits a foot or leg of 7.75 [8.75, 9.75] inches in fingering-weight yarn, 9.5 [10.75, 12] inches in sport or dk-weight yarn.
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I tried to resist, I really did. Somehow lace didn’t feel quite right for splashing about in tide pools, picking up pebbles and shells, and getting covered in sand. So I wasn’t going to include any lace at all. But then, well, then these came along. And somehow the combination of all that curving, flowing ribbing with just the tiniest hint of lace was too much to resist. It reminds me of rivulets in the sand after the tide’s gone out. I was so smitten I broke my own rule. I’m not even a little bit sorry.

I’ve suggested ending the patterning on the foot shortly after the end of the gusset decreases. But, if you’re madly in love with the stitch pattern and don’t want to stop, or if you have longer feet and want the pattern to come a bit closer to your toes, you can absolutely work the fancy bits for a bit longer.