Imagine the sound of the waves crashing on the sand, the cry of the gulls overhead, and the wind in your hair. You walk along the beach, scanning the ground for any little peek of rose, cream, yellow, or gray to signal that there is a buried shell. Of course, you already have bowls of the beautiful, delicate creations at home, but you cannot resist adding one, or ten, more.
Gathering Shells is a lovely, but simple all-over lace sock with an easy-to-memorize pattern repeat and a well-fitting, top-down construction.
Circumference: 7 (8, 9) inches unstretched
Leg length: 6 inches.
Foot length (heel to toe) 9 inches. This is easily adjusted for any length of foot.
Best fitting with .5” – 1” negative ease.
This pattern is for three sizes and can be changed up or down further by adjusting needle size. Change of size will affect amount of yarn needed for pattern
Materials and Gauge
Yarn: Yarnbrary Classic Sock which is 75% superwash merino and 25% nylon, with 463 yards to 100 grams, or any other sock yarn of similar weight. You’ll only need about 75 grams.
Needles: US size 1 needles (2.25 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge. If working in magic loop, use needles with 40” cable.
Darning needle for weaving in ends.
Gauge: 9 stitches per inch in stockinette.
Sizes: S (M, L)