I designed these socks in a beachhouse in a small town in the west of France called Le-Verdon-sur-mer. This house belonged to my girlfriend’s grandmother and everything stayed the same since the 60s : floral wallpapers, leather chairs and even psychedelic pants in the closet. I knitted these socks to wear in the evening, when I get back from the beach and enjoy the fresh salty air in the porch with my yarn and needles or a good book.
The socks are knitted top down with four double pointed needles, but advanced sock knitters could easily adapt the pattern for their prefered method. Using classic techniques and a slipped-stitch pattern, this is a suitable knit for the beginner at sock knitting as well as for the more advanced knitter.
The pattern includes two versions. One for a classic 4 ply sock yarn and one for a heavier 5 ply sport yarn. Check your gauge and yarn weight to choose the most appropriate version for your yarn. If you have a bigger foot, you can also make the 4 ply version with a heavier yarn, and vice versa for a tighter foot. The lenght is adjustable in both versions.
GAUGE 4’’ / 10 cm = 24 sitches X 34 rows in Verdon pattern or 4’’ /10 cm = 26 stitches X 36 rows in Verdon pattern
FINISHED DIMENSIONS Circumference : 8,5’’ / 22 cm Foot lenght is adjustable
- Detailed written instructions
- Two charts
- 2 versions for 4 ply and 5 ply yarn and advices to adapt the sock to your foot
Materials you need at home:
- 100 grams = 330 yards / 300 m of 5 ply Sport Yarn or 100 grams = 440 yards / 400 m of 4 ply Sock Yarn
- Four US 1.5 / 2,5mm double pointed needles
Solène Le Roux
My name is Solène, I live in Paris and I’ve been designing knitwear for over two years. I self-publish throug Ravelry and Makerist and I have three design to be published in third-party publications (Knit Picks, Knit Now and Holla Knits).
Crafts are for me a family tradition. My grandmother was a profesional dressmaker and I spent my childhood playing with spools of thread and fabric. My mother is more a knitter, and she is the one who taught me how to knit when I was a kid.