The Ar Lan y Môr (Welsh for ‘by the seaside’) Socks were inspired by the ripples of seaweed and other water plants that grow just below the waterline of many lakes, rivers and seas around the world, as well as the imagery of the Welsh folk song of the same name – flowers and grasses rippling beside the sea.
The garter and stockinette stitch lace gives the socks some stretch without being too snug on the leg. The leg and foot length are both adjustable to the wearer’s preference, and the stitch pattern is complicated enough to keep some interest, while simple enough to be ‘television knitting’.
Cascade Heritage (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 437 yds [400 m]/3.5oz [100g]): 5630 Anis, 1 skein.
Thanks to Cascade for donating the yarn and Ellen for knitting the sample!
Size US 1 (2.25mm) needles, dpns, or circulars for magic loop
Or size needed to obtain gauge
32 sts and 36 rows = 4″ [10cm] in St st
34 sts and 42 rows = 4″ [10cm] in patt after blocking
S (L): 7 (8.25)” [18 (21) cm] leg circumference
Adjustable foot and leg length.
Tapestry needle, 3 stitch markers (1 in contrasting color for BOR)
About the Designer: Sarah Dawn
Sarah Dawn has been fascinated by knitting since first learning how to knit at the age of 5, and loving (almost all of) it. When she’s not knitting, she’s teaching herself to crochet and spin. Beyond yarn, her other vices include earl grey tea, and curling up with a good book.
She’s just starting to branch out into designing knitwear, and you can find her designs on Ravelry here. Currently, she lives in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, area, along with her roommate and two cats. She finds this whole ‘write about yourself in the third person’ thing rather awkward, but it seems to work out alright.