Moeraki Boulders Socks by Hanging Rock Roost

Moeraki Boulders Socks

Knitting
December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 21 rows = 2 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
312 - 383 yards (285 - 350 m)
Medium and Large
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In North Otago, on the East Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, close to a wee town called Moeraki, there is a beach. On that beach lie a collection of very cool, unusually large, spherical boulders. They have the most magical, ethereal, eerie feel to them.

The beautiful locally produced and hand dyed Happy-go-knitty yarn used in these fun socks is a blend of Alpaca, Corriedale and Nylon, which makes for a rustic and robust sock, that is also soft and oh so cozy.

Moeraki Boulders socks are worked from the toe up, with a gusset, heel turn and heel flap. There are two adult sizes to choose from. The instructions are very easy to follow and include a few links to tutorials that might be useful.

Supplies:
• Happy-go-knitty Moeraki sock yarn in three
colours; 50g Colour A (CA), 50g Colour B (CB),
20g Colour C (CC)
• 2.25mm (US 1 ) knitting needles, or needles that
allow you to achieve gauge. Some of my test
knitters have had to go up to 2.75mm needles with
this yarn. These instructions are written for magic
looping, but you can use your preferred method of
sock knitting.
• (optional) one or two sizes larger needles for the
boulders panel (see note at that point in the pattern)
• four stitch markers
• darning needle

Gauge:
17 sts x 21 rows = 5cm in stocking stitch.

Finished size:
This pattern is written for two sizes - medium and large.
They will fit feet with an approximate circumference of
23cm and 26cm, respectively.