Línea de la Playa


I cast on for this pair of socks when I was in Mexico. Because of its south-of-the-border origin I wanted a Spanish name for the pattern. The movement in the stitch pattern makes me think of the movement of the waves on the beach I could see from my room. Keeping both those things in mind I pulled up the online translator, and played a bit before I hit on something that flowed well: Línea de la Playa, which is Spanish for “line of the beach” or as we would say in English “shoreline.” Perfect.

Pattern written in three sizes. Socks are knit from the cuff down, and have a standard heel flap.

Pattern details
  • Yarn: Fingering weight sock yarn.
  • Model: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Huron.
  • Gauge: 7 sts to 1 inch (2.5 cm) in stockinette in the round.
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm).
  • Finished size: Small [medium, large].
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
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