Ebbed by Hunter Hammersen


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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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This pattern (along with most of my earlier work) was retired in the summer of 2022. However, it may be available for a few days once or twice a year. Read on for details!

In the summer of 2022, I realized that maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of patterns was kind of overwhelming. I couldn’t do it and still release new things. So I took my old patterns down so I could keep doing new work.

Since then, a handful of my favorites have come back, and lovely new things have come out. But the vast majority of the old patterns are retired and will no longer be generally available.

However, enough folks have asked about some old favorites that I’m planning to make many of the retired patterns available for a few days once or twice a year (most likely in late spring and then again in the fall around Thanksgiving).

  • If you see the buy buttons on this page, you’ve caught it on one of the days it’s available, and you’re welcome to grab it!
  • If you don’t see the buy buttons on this page, then it’s not currently available.
  • If you want to hear when the retired patterns will be available, subscribe to the mailing list or patreon, or keep an eye on my instagram.

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.