Summer Breeze Socks by Knitting Expat Designs

Summer Breeze Socks

March 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 440 yards (366 - 402 m)
Pattern is written for 7 different sizes from 48sts - 80sts
This pattern is available for £4.00.

Its a new month and time for the next instalment of the Seasons Sock club! this third pattern in the club is Summer themed. I went with an all over textured pattern utilising some slipped stitches for these socks, as the texture created reminded me of sandwiches which in turn made me think of picnics in the summer (a little random I know but sometimes by brain can make some funny associations)!

These socks are fun to knit and once you’ve completed a couple of repeats you will likely have the pattern memorised making these perfect for knitting on the go!


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What you will need:

Yarn - 100g Sock Yarn (approx. 365-400m / 400-440 yds) Sample knit in Asylum Fibres Yarn on the Madhouse base in the Shadow Colourway (100% Superwash Merino).

Needles – 2.25mm or 2.5mm (US 1 or 1.5) on a long cable for magic loop (I suggest 40” / 100cm for two at a time knitting).

Notions – Optional - A progress keeper to keep track of row count / pattern repeats (this can also work to mark the instep side of your work).

Gauge – Approx 8 sts/inch in stockinette

Size – Socks are sized in a XS (S / S-M / M / M-L / L / XL). Sizes are based on foot circumference and not length as you knit the sock as long as you need to in order to fit the recipient. Please also note that socks need to have about 1-2 inches (2.5-5cm) of negative ease in order to provide a nice snug fit around the foot without being too baggy. Further, socks will loosen up over time and with wear so personally I prefer a nice snug fit at the start to reduce this effect later.

48sts - X Small for a foot circumference of approx. 6-7 inches
56sts - Small for a foot circumference of approx. 8-9 inches
60sts - Small/Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 8.5-9.5 inches
64sts - Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 9-10 inches
68sts - Medium/Large for a foot circumference of approx. 9.5-10.5 inches
72sts - Large for a foot circumference of approx. 10-11 inches
80sts - X Large for a foot circumference of approx. 11-12 inches
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Note about Instructions:

• Instructions are shown as XS (S/S-M/M/M-L/L/XL) throughout the pattern, where stitch counts vary.

• I knit my socks using the Magic Loop method, however; the pattern can be adapted to use DPN’s or 9 inch Circulars or your preferred method for knitting socks.

• Instructions are provided for both Cuff Down and Toe Up. The Cuff Down method is first, followed by Toe Up instructions. The stitch pattern being used for the leg and foot of the sock is first detailed below, followed by a general outline of the sock construction.

• At the end of the pattern you will find the generic instructions for the German Short Row Heel which is worked exactly the same way for both Toe Up and Cuff Down socks.

• To work the GSR heel in Garter Stitch you will just need to knit every row rather than purl the wrong side rows.

• The Modified Heel Flap Adjustment (MHFA) instructions can be found as a separate PDF download along with this pattern. This was done to reduce the file size of this pattern.