Storsand socks by Sari Nordlund

Storsand socks

Knitting
August 2022
all 3 are used in this pattern
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
301 - 328 yards (275 - 300 m)
Circumference 20 (21.5) cm / 8 (8.5) inches, to be worn with slight negative ease
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The Storsand socks are knitted from the cuff down towards the toes. They are started with an optional tubular cast on which provides a stretchy edge to the cuff. The heel flaps are knitted with a reinforced stitch pattern for durability and the heels are round French heels. Instructions are given for modifying the gusset for a more generous fit.

The Storsand socks are designed for leftover skeins of sock yarn. You can work them in three colors as written, alternate just two colors for the stripes or work each stripe in a different color. Options are endless, and you could even work them in just one color. The socks look best in solid or slightly variegated colors for the stitch pattern to show in its full glory.

Storsand means “the big sand”. The Storsand socks were named after a beach in my childhood hometown. The lace stripes of the socks remind me of the patterns waves make when they hit the sandy beaches.

Size
1 (2)
The difference in fit is achieved by changing the gauge, see below. Shown in size 1.
Circumference 20 (21.5) cm / 8 (8.5) inches, to be worn with slight negative ease
Length adjustable

Yarn
For size 1:
A total of 275-300 m / 300-330 yards of fingering weight sock yarns. The sample is knitted using Aara yarn Mieli (75% SW merino wool, 25 % nylon, 425 m / 464 yards per 100g), shown in colorway Käpy as the main color, nurja alpaca sock (60% superwash merino wool, 20% alpaca, 20% nylon; 400 m / 437 yards per 100 g), shown in colorway Romanssi as CC1 and nurja merino sock (75% superwash merino wool, 25% polyamide; 420 m / 459 yards per 100 g), shown in colorway Tiikerinsilmä as CC2

For size 2:
275-300 m / 300-330 yards of heavy fingering or sport weight sock yarn such as Tukuwool Sock (80% Finnish wool, 20% nylon; 160 m / 175 yards per 50 g)

Needles
2.5 mm / US 1.5 DPNs or circular needles with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting
Always choose the needle size that gets you the right gauge.
Note: if you are using mini-circulars, you might want to use DPNs or Magic Loop for the Tubular Cast On.

Gauge
For size 1:
30 sts and 38 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches of Stockinette stitch, in the round after blocking.

For size 2:
28 sts and 38 rounds = 10 cm / 4 inches of Stockinette stitch, in the round after blocking.

Note: If you can’t match the gauge both across the stitches and across the rounds, choose the needle size that gets you closer to the gauge across the stitches.

Notions
3 stitch markers
waste yarn for the Tubular Cast On
sewing needle
blocking tools (sock blockers)