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Home : Patterns : Sausalito Stirrup Socks

Free Knitting Pattern: Sausalito Stirrup Socks

Lion Brand® Amazing®
Pattern #: 90667AD
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 25 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Medium, Long

Woman's Medium in two lengths: Mini (Maxi)
Mini About 9 in. (23 cm) circumference, about 7 in. (18 cm) long
Maxi About 13 in. (33 cm) circumference (at widest point), about 21 in. (53 cm) long
Socks are meant to fit with negative ease - sock circumference should be less than body measurement for a snug fit.

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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Stay on your toes with these beautiful striped yoga/pedicure socks! Pattern available in maxi and midi lengths.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 825-206: Amazing Yarn: Arcadia
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*Amazing (Article #825). 53% Wool, 47% Acrylic; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (147yds/135m) pull skeins

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Sausalito Stirrup Socks

Lion Brand® Amazing®


16 sts = 4 in. in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st – 1 st increased.

K2, p2 Rib (multiple of sts)
Row 1:
*K2, p2; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.


Finishing requires ability to single crochet.

SOCKS (make 2)
Beg at lower edge, cast on 36 sts.
Row 1: K1, p2, work in K2, p2 Rib to last st, k1.
Row 2: P1, work in K2, p2 Rib to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.
Change to St st (k on RS, p on WS) and work for about 2 in. (5 cm), end with a WS row.
Shape Heel Slit
Row 1:
Bind off 17 sts, k to end.
Row 2:P to end then cast on 17 sts over bound off sts of previous row.

Mini Size ONLY
Work even in St st for about 3 1/2 in. (9 cm), ending with a WS row.
Rep Rows 1-4. Bind off.

Maxi Size ONLY
Work even in St st for about 2 in. (5 cm), ending with a WS row.
Next Row (Inc Row): K1, kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 – 38 sts.
Next 7 Rows: Work even in St st.
Rep last 8 rows 7 more times – 52 sts after all incs have been worked. Work even in St st until piece measures about 20 in. (51 cm) from beg. Rep Rows 1-4. Bind off.

FINISHING (both sizes)
Sew seam. With crochet hook, single crochet evenly spaced around heel slit. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 25 reviews)
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Sausalito Stirrup Socks Reviewed by Jill Hornung on 2014-01-03 ****
Love these socks. I just finished the first one. I used double pointed needles because I hate seams. I also loved the recommended yarn. my only complaint is that I could not come close to a 20" sock with one skein of yarn. My sock is only 16" which is quite a difference.

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