Super sale on pattern: Island Sunset Socks through Mother’s Day
Shorty Socks for Summer
I’ve been in a shorty sock mood lately. Normally I tend to like my socks a bit longer in the leg than most. Summer and the warmer weather, though, calls for some shorty, ankle socks. (We always called them anklets when I was young, but I guess that’s what people call ankle bracelets… who knew?!)
Take a moment to enjoy that Hibiscus… yes that came from my yard, how lucky am I!
Shorty socks and bright white low sneakers were and still are summer staples for me. Maybe it’s because I was a 90’s teen, but it’s just a classic look in my book. My Grandma was a Ked’s sneaker lady so maybe some of my white sneaker vibe comes from her too.
I dyed up this yarn in one of my first batches and have been holding onto it waiting for the right project. I never gave the color a name, but it seems worthy of an Island Sunset. Watching a gorgeous sunset recently inspired me to make some fun summer socks with this stash yarn. It’s a 75/25 blend that I speckled and then went wild adding loads of colors too.
I grew up on an island and saw loads of beautiful sunsets over the water. It’s incredibly beautiful and the colors are spectacular. There are always people standing with their
cameras phones up to capture the wonder, but I think it’s never quite as good as seeing it in person. I resist the urge but want to say: Psst… put your phones down, be present in the moment, make the memories!
The pattern is a simple to knit 4 round repeat. It’s perfect for a new sock knitter and super relaxing for seasoned sock knitters. Sometimes it’s nice to have a new staple pattern and this is one of those. It would be a perfect project to take along with you on a summer holiday trip, they take no time at all to finish since they’re kind of half-size!
The pattern is written for shorty socks but you can always add more rounds to the leg to make it as long as you like. There are 3 sizes and the textured design is centered for each. My favorite heel and gusset make an appearance, plus tips to keep it neat and tidy. And the round toe fits the best in summer shoes (it looks nice too for you socks & sandals folks).
Grab some summer yarns and get knitting shorty Island Sunset Socks!
Happy Summer Knitting!