SUNSET CAT-151Slide 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