Saguaro Socks by Lisa Wicks

Saguaro Socks

July 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 0 - 2.0 mm
230 - 340 yards (210 - 311 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL
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Two things I love in the knitting universe are beautifully variegated yarns, and textured stitches. The two don’t always play nicely together, as the yarn and stitch compete for their “moments”.
The Saguaro Socks pattern came from a desire to knit an interesting texture, while allowing the yarn to show its unique character and colour.
I was inspired by the spiny texture of the columnar Saguaro cactus, and by the namesake colourway chosen for my sample knit: Saguaro National Park, by Explorer Knits and Fibres.
This sock pattern looks lovely in muted colour tones, is really fun in vibrant and variegated colourways and it’s a great option for sock yarn sets too.

The socks are knit top down, with an alternating rib cuff.
The textured Saguaro V Stitch is the signuature feature of the pattern, tightly spaced at first and are gradually spaced out over the length of the sock.
The heel is a simple wrap and turn style.

XS (S, M, L, XL) to fit 6 ¾”(7 ½”, 8 ¼”, 9”, 9 ¾”) / 16cm(18.5cm, 20.5cm, 22.5cm, 24.5cm) foot circumference including 1”/2.5cm negative ease.
Sample shown in Size M on foot measuring 8 ½”/22cm

mc - 230 (250, 280, 310, 340) yards / 210(230, 256, 285, 310) metres - This will be enough to knit the socks entirely in your main colour.
cc - 64 (72, 80, 88, 96) yards / 58(65, 73, 80, 88) metres - For contrasting cuffs and toes, substitute this into your mc yardage.

Suggested Yarn
4ply / fingering weight
Sample shown in Explorer Knits and Fibers Denali Sock Yarn
mc: Saguaro National Park (1 skein)
cc: Prickly Pear (1 mini skein of 20g)

2mm /US0 needles in your preferred style: set of dpns, 36” long circular for magic loop or 48” long circular for taat magic loop

Other Notions
Stitch markers x 2
Sewing needle to weave in ends

The pattern has been tech edited professionally by Sareena Granger Grangercollective also find her on IG @granger_collective