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Even on a calm day in the middle of the ocean, there are always waves. Watching the waves is relaxing and meditative. I like to find a spot away from the crowd where I can appreciate the silence and be at one with nature. Waves are like life: they can be calm or stormy, but if you ride them, you will always travel somewhere. This top-down sock has a simple stitch pattern that’s textured to look like the lapping waves. The pattern is repeated throughout to bring you into a relaxed state of mind as if you are sitting quietly by the ocean watching the waves.



One 100 grams skein of fingering weight yarn  

Owl About Yarn Cuddly Owl Sock (75% superwash merino / 25% nylon), 425 metres (464 yards) / 100 grams

Sample in Size Small used approximately 235 metres (255 yards) / 55 grams in the 80s Child colourway.


2.25 millimetres / US 1 circular for magic loop or double pointed needles


36 stitches by 48 rounds over 10 centimetres / 4 inches in main pattern after blocking


Small (Medium, Large, X-Large)

Finished measurements: 17.5 (20, 22.5, 25) centimetres / 7 (8, 9, 10) inches foot circumference 

Recommended: 0 to 2.5 centimetres / 0 to 1 inches negative ease


3 Stitch markers

Tapestry needle

Special Techniques:

Working in the round

Kitchener Stitch -


I magic loop, but even if you use dpns, I recommend that you keep your foot stitches on one set of needles and the heel stitches on the other set of needles. This makes it easier to work your gusset and toe.

This pattern has been test knitted and tech edited.

You will get the following files:
  • PDF (230KB)
  • PDF (2MB)

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