Ar Lan y Môr Socks Digital Knitting Pattern
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The Ar Lan y Môr (Welsh for ‘by the seaside’) Socks were inspired by the ripples of seaweed and other water plants that grow just below the waterline of many lakes, rivers and seas around the world, as well as the imagery of the Welsh folk song of the same name – flowers and grasses rippling beside the sea.
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The garter and stockinette stitch lace gives the socks some stretch without being too snug on the leg. The leg and foot length are both adjustable to the wearer’s preference, and the stitch pattern is complicated enough to keep some interest, while simple enough to be ‘television knitting’. These socks are knit from the cuff down, the heel is a heel-flap and gusset, and the toe is seamed with kitchener stitch.
The lace stitch is charted and written, this pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software which includes the written instruction.
Sizes Available: Two Sizes: Leg Circumference: 7 (8.25) inches, 18 (21) cm. Leg Circumference and Foot Length are adjustable.
Pattern uses 437 yards (400 meters), 1 skein of fingering or sock yarn. Solid Light Blue Sample is shown using Cascade Heritage yarn in the colourway “Anis”. Striped Sample is Shown in TurtlePurl Yarns Striped Turtle Toes in "Winter is Coming"
2.25mm (US 1) circular or double-pointed needles (or size needed to obtain gauge).
3 stitch markers, one in contrasting colour
Gauge for Pattern:
32 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10 cm square) in stocking stitch
long-tail cast on
decreases: k2tog, ssk,
working small circumferences in the round
picking up stitches from a slipped stitch edging
kitchener stitch (grafting)
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Photo Credit: © Kellie Nuss for Knotions Magazine and Stephanie Wallace
Pattern was originally published in Knotions Magazine, February 2020: https://knotions.com/arlanymorsocks/
1, 2, 3, 4 A person wearing a pair of pale blue fingering-weight lace socks
5: someone wearing a pair of fingering-weight socks; knit in striping yarn that goes from blue to grey. The socks have a subtle lace pattern.