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Verdon Socks - Knitting


    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

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    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