Sea Oats by The Blue Mouse

Sea Oats

Knitting
August 2019
The Little Wolf Knits
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Leg Slip Stitch Pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
45, 55, 65 CO options - depending on your gauge you can get various sizes from those
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Meet the second free pattern of the summer, the Craggy Shore socks were so fun to put together, that I wanted to make another free pattern for you guys. I can’t afford to put out free patterns very often, but I definitely try to when I can. I hope you enjoy the addictive texture of this pattern as much as I did. Happy knitting! - Emily

The Sea Oats socks are a cuff down sock pattern written for magic loop, with a heel flap and gusset. With instructions for 3 different cast ons, depending on your gauge you could make many different sizes (see the sizing chart photo provided for info). This pattern is fully charted and includes helpful drawings along the way.

MATERIALS
YARN - Fingering weight approx:
400 yards {365 m}.
Yardage varies widely depending on the length of your foot and the CO, but 1 skein of at least 400 yds should be plenty for a pair of socks (more than enough for a pair of shorties) for most foot sizes.

Sample uses: The Little Wolf Knits Sunfish (75% SW Merino, 25% Nylon, 463 yds/100g) in the colorway ‘Beach Grass’

NEEDLES
US 1.5 {2.5 mm} 32 - 40‶ {80 - 100 cm} circular needles or flexible DPN’s.
Or size needed to match your preferred gauge.

SIZING
CO 45, 55, 65
You can get various sizes with common gauges like 28, 32, & 36 sts per 4” {10 cm}, sizes range from 6.5” {16.5 cm} to 9.25” {23.5 cm}
I recommend choosing a size with 1-2‶ {2.5-5 cm} of negative ease.

OTHER MATERIALS
Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

GAUGE
Leg stitch pattern worked in the round & blocked.
Works with multiple gauges: 28, 32 & 36 sts per 4‶ {10 cm} with a round gauge ranging from 42 to 54 rounds per 4‶ {10 cm}.

Sample got a 36 sts/ 54 rounds gauge and made the 55 size cast on.

Use your gauge and the table on page 2 (see photos for chart) to choose the number of stitches to cast on for your size.

NOTES
- This pattern has been professionally tech edited & test knit for all sizes.