These cuff-down socks featuring an afterthought heel are a modern take on traditional Fair Isle motifs from Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor. The name is inspired by my time spent knitting these socks by the pool on vacation in Mexico.
200yd / 50g of fingering weight yarn in a main color.
200yd / 50g of fingering weight yarn in a contrast color.
Fingering weight waste yarn.
8.5 stitches and 12 rows per inch in Stockinette stitch on smaller needles. 9 stitches and 10 rows per inch in stranded colorwork on larger needles.
US 0 / 2mm circular needles or set of DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge).
US 1.5 / 2.5mm circular needles or set of DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge).
8” foot and leg circumference. Adjust gauge to achieve larger or smaller sizes.
Length and height are adjustable.
Stitch patterns are charted only. Construction instructions are written.
This pattern has been test knitted.