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Over the Ocean Socks

  • Over The Ocean Socks shown with a white background
  • Over the ocean socks shown under a pair of green trousers
  • Back shot of the Over the Ocean Socks
  • Over The Ocean Socks side shot
  • Over The Ocean Socks side and front shot
  • Over The Ocean Socks, modelled with crossed legs

With a plethora of stunning hand dyed sock yarns available, when creating the ‘Over The Ocean’ jumper patterns, I couldn’t resist the urge to create a matching sock pattern. The slip stitch cables really showcase special yarns by accentuating colour variations and speckles that create a beautiful ‘undulating’ texture representative of the flowing tides of a calm ocean glistening in the sun.

The Over The Ocean Socks are knit from the top down and in the round. The cuff features a 1×1 twisted rib and then the undulating slip stitch cable design is worked around the whole leg. This pattern continues into the heel which has a heel flap and gusset construction. The sole is knit in stockinette whilst the cable design continues along the top of the foot until the toe, which is worked in a classic wedge shape..

Baby (Toddler, Child) (Small, Medium, Large).

32 (44, 52) (56, 64, 72) stitches.

  1. Leg length from top of cuff to bottom of heel
  2. Foot circumference

Sizing in Inches

AB
Baby5.254
Toddler75.5
Child8.56.5
Small10.257
Medium11.258
Large11.59

Sizing in Centimetres

AB
Baby1310
Toddler17.514
Child21.516.5
Small25.517.5
Medium2820
Large2922.5

0.5” (1.25cm) negative ease is recommended for the Baby, Toddler and Child sizes and 1” (2.5cm) negative ease is recommended for the Small, Medium and Large sizes. Therefore, pick a size between 0.5”-1” (1.25cm-2.5cm) smaller than the actual foot circumference, depending on recipient and intended fit.

This is a versatile pattern so a great variety of yarns will work depending on your desired result. The slip stitch cables will highlight speckles and colours in variegated yarns whereas the patten will speak for itself on a solid or semi solid colourway, the choice is yours!

The sample sock is the Medium size worn with the recommended 1” (2.5cm) negative ease. Knit with hand dyed yarn from Evizen Design using her ‘light fingering’ base in the colourway ‘Morgana’.

Suggested Yarns

Any light fingering/sock weight yarn with approximately 425m (465yds) per 100g.

Required meterage (yardage)*

Baby (Toddler, Child) (Small, Medium, Large)

200 (235, 285) (320, 355, 450)m / 219 (257, 312) (350, 388, 492)yds

This equates to 1 (1, 1) (1, 1, 2) skeins of light fingering/sock weight yarn with approximately 425m (465yds) per 100g.

*Required meterage (yardage) is based on the specified gauge and recommended yarn, plus extra for swatching and allowing for a longer than average foot length. Making the cuff, leg or foot longer than instructed may require more yarn.

Gauge

32 stitches and 40 rounds = 4x4in (10x10cm) in the slipped cable pattern, blocked. Swatching in the round is recommended.

Needles

The instructions are intended to be ‘needle type neutral’ so work whether you are using Magic loop, a small ‘sock’ circular needle or DPN’s. For the cuff and leg, a marker is used to mark the beginning/end of the round and the stitches can be distributed on the needles as you wish. For the gusset, foot and toe, 2 markers are used to separate the sole and instep stitches. Unless you choose to distribute the stitches differently, if using Magic loop, this corresponds to the start of needle 1 and the start of needle 2. For DPN’s, the start of needle 1 and the start of needle 3.

2.5mm (US size 1.5) OR size needed to obtain gauge. DPN’s or long circular needle if using the Magic loop method.

A short circular e.g. 9” (23cm) needle may be used for the cuff, leg and foot of the sock but I recommend DPN’s or Magic loop for the heel and toe.

Notions

3 stitch markers.

Cable needle, if required*.

Long tail cast-on method (or preferred stretchy cast on method for socks).

Knitting in the round.

Cable knitting. For the most pleasant knitting experience, the slipped cables are best worked without a cable needle. If you have not cabled without a cable needle before then this is a great time to try!

Videos detailing how to work the slipped cables stitches without a cable needle are available.

Grafting of the toe stitches to close. Grafting demonstration videos are also available on my website, if required.

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