Ripple~Wave Socks

These are the latest socks to come off the needles, and like all previous socks, are my current favourite. If theyweren’t knit in such a small dainty size for my friend, I would have totally kept them for myself…ah, just kidding Grammar! I’m glad you love them. You have great taste in yarn because that colourway is one of my very favourites ever. Blues and greens….I imagine warm tropical beaches and drinks with umbrellas and all day to just laze in the sunshine.
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Well, until that happens, here’s the pattern I used. It seems to work extremely well with striped yarn, really emphasizing the gentle waves that I’m imagining myself floating on…warm sand beaches, drinks with umbrellas…oh, fine. Back to reality.

Ripple~Wave Socks

~Cast on 60 stitches using size 2 u.s. or 2.75mm circular needles

-8 rows of garter stitch for the cuff.

-Leg pattern is knit over 6 rows.So every 6th row you do the pattern stitch, all other rows are knit in stockinette stitch. (rows: 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42….etc etc).

-Pattern row with 15 stitch repeat:

-K1, ssk, ssk, k1, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k1, m1, k1, k2tog, k2tog, k1.

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There are a couple of ways to go here with the m1 stitch.For these socks, the recipient didn’t want any lacy holes in them, so to **m1** I picked up the bar between stitches and knit into the back of that stitch.

-If you wanted a little bit of lacy hole, then you could do the same for the m1, meaning pick up the bar between stitches and knit that stitch regularly.

-If you want it more feather and fan-like…then you could do a yarn over instead of the m1.

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Proceed into whatever heel you like.My current favourite is the double-stitch short row heel from tessknits.com, but any would do.  And then continue down the foot using the pattern for the top 30 stitches and straight stockinette for the bottom 30 stitches of the foot.

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edit…I should mention that the yarn is Neptune from the Yarn Pirate, from her Booty Club, but I can’t remember which month it was.   It’s BFL, superwash, and it’s fabulous.

4 thoughts on “Ripple~Wave Socks

  1. Not too long before I will indeed be lazing in the sun all day on (or near) tropical beaches…but I probably won’t be wearing these socks at the time. I will think of them, though!

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