Sock of the Month: “Acadia Tidepool” Socks
Wander the rugged coast of Maine with the "Acadia Tidepool Socks"
Featuring Wonderland Yarns' Queen of Hearts Yarn!
The first eastern national park was created in the early 20th century by visionaries that donated the land that became Acadia National Park. Located on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia has everything from cobble beaches and shimmering tidepools to boreal forest and towering granite cliffs ... Acadia evokes a sense of awe in everyone who visits.
In honor of the park's tremendous beauty, we've teamed up with Stephanie at Wonderland Yarns to create six custom speckled colorways; each inspired by a famous landmark in Acadia!
A big thank you to Amy's nephew, Andrew and our graphic designer, Wendi who took photos on their recent visits to the park!
Acadia Tidepool Socks
by Amy Loberg
The circular cable motifs and twisted stitch ribs form fluid lines that show off exquisitely dyed speckle yarn. Worked from the toe up, the pattern is mirrored on each sock for the left and right foot. This sock features a full gusset and a slipped stitch heel for extra strength and durability.
|Finished Size||7″ - 8" (8" - 9″) approximate foot circumference|
|Gauge||32 sts = 4″ in Stockinette stitch|
1 (1) skein of
Wonderland Yarns Queen of Hearts
Shown in Cadillac Granite
2 x Size US 1 [2.50mm] (2 x Size US 2 [2.75mm]) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
US C [3.0mm] crochet hook to cast on
|Note||For those with larger calves, increasing one needle size about 1" above the heel will provide a more comfortable leg fit|
Queen of Hearts is a beautiful superwash wool with a touch of cashmere for coziness and nylon for strength. This versatile fingering weight yarn is hand dyed into shades from rich solids and bold brights to subtle neutrals. You'll feel like the Queen herself when knitting with this lovely yarn!
Thanks to the fabulous Stephanie at Wonderland Yarns for creating not one, but six(!) custom speckle dyed yarns for us!
|Fiber Content||80% Superwash Fine Merino Wool, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon|
|Yardage / Weight||410 yds in 113g|
|Gauge||28 – 30 sts over 4″ on US 1 – 3 [2.25 – 3.25mm]|
|Care Instructions||Machine Wash, Cold, Dry Flat|
NEW FRABJOUS "SPECKLE" COLORWAYS INSPIRED BY ACADIA NATIONAL PARK!