Pebbles & Pathways Socks by Marceline Smith

Pebbles & Pathways Socks

Knitting
November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette unblocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
320 - 440 yards (293 - 402 m)
8.0 -9.0 inch (20 - 22 cm) foot circumference
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I love the small canvas and the endless possibilities of a knitted sock. Just enough stitches to draw you in, and small enough to take with you everywhere. So useful and fun on your feet! This pattern expresses how our journey (in life and knitting) can shift and change. Pathways open to us, then they may twist and turn. At times there are stones and even steep curves, but somehow there is always a way forward.

This is a toe-up sock with a basic gusset heel, designed with a cable and garter pattern and an easy ribbed cuff. I have included some “choose your own adventure” elements in this pattern because those are my favorite types of designs! By changing one or two simple elements, you can knit these socks over and over and make them your own. Knitting for others? You can alter the stitch count in the center Pathway, or simply adjust your gauge to suit multiple sizes.

My sample sock was knit at a fairly tight gauge (9 sts/inch) because most hand-knit socks will loosen up over time with wear. The cables and garter stitch balance each other out to create a good fit. My testers found their usually sock sizing and needles fit well. Use a needle size and stitch count that suits you best. There are notes in the pattern to guide you.

The design shows up well in a solid, tonal, stripey or even mildly speckled yarns, but as with all designs, the yarn type and color choice is yours!

Thanks for supporting this milestone in my fiber journey! Tag @heybrownberry on Instagram or use the hashtag pebblesandpathways so I can see your socks!