Slide Rock is the second sock pattern in the overall Wild West collection (the first is Cholla, in LACE 1).
I love these socks! I love the undulating side cables, the seed stitch, and the tiny hint of eyelets in the middle cable pattern. I used some of the aspects of this pattern in Sedona.
The pattern is written for 3 different sizes, so you can choose which will fit your foot width best. Length (both leg & foot) is easily customizable.
The yarn, Knitting Notions superwash merino sport, is lovely to work with. I love the color, Garnet, that I chose for the socks — when I saw it, I knew I wanted it for the collection!
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Here’s the rest of the pattern info:
These socks sport a subtle Aran Lace pattern in the central cable and a lot of textured in the seed stitch borders and gusset. They are worked cuff down with a standard heel flap and gusset construction.
At 8 sts/inch, these socks are knit very densely for the yarn weight (sport weight). You can certainly use fingering weight yarn as well.
Women’s S (M, L)
Foot Circumference: 7½ (8, 8½)in / 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm
Knitting Notions Classic Merino Superwash Sport, 100% superwash merino wool (340 yds per 100g), 1 (1½, 1½) skeins, shown in Garnet.
US1 / 2.25mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge
32 sts and 48 rnds = 4in / 10 cm in St st.
(1) stitch marker; yarn needle
knitting in the round, cabling, reading charts, cuff down heel flap construction, Kitchener stitch