The Onshore Breeze Socks were originally published as part of Biscotte Yarn’s mystery sock club. For the last six months, they’ve been exclusive to that club, but now they’re available to everybody! Read on for links to buy the pattern, an easy shopping list, lots of photos, and more.
Easy Shopping List
In case you want to knit the Onshore Breeze Socks using the exact materials I did, here is a shopping list with easy links for you. Some of these are affiliate links, which means if you choose to buy something through those links, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I will always identify affiliate links for you. Thanks for supporting my work!
Chiaogoo US Size 1.5 (2.5 mm) short circular needles (affiliate link)
The DPNs I’ve used since 2009 (affiliate link)
Stitch markers (budget option) (affiliate link)
About the Onshore Breeze Socks
An onshore breeze is when cool air flows inland from the ocean, creating a refreshing breeze that feels especially nice at the end of a hot day. Because of our particular geography, Ventura regularly gets a nice onshore breeze picking up in the afternoon. If you pay attention, you can smell the ocean from several miles away when the onshore breeze starts to blow.
The swirling details of these socks are meant to mimic the lines showing directional flow of breezes on weather charts. Knit from the cuff down, these socks have a reinforced heel flap and gusset, and they’re graded to three sizes. If you like soothing stitch patterns, you’ll love the four-round repeat that forms the basis of the Onshore Breeze Socks.
Onshore Breeze Socks Specs and Details
S, M, L
Finished sock dimensions: 7.5” (19 cm), 8.75” (22 cm), 10” (25.5 cm) circumference (Note: most people like their socks snug, so choose a finished sock size that is slightly smaller than your actual foot)
Fingering weight yarn, 300-380 yds (274-348 m)
Sample shown knit in Biscotte Bis-Sock, 85% superwash merino, 15% nylon, 435 yds (400 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g)
4” (10 cm) square = 32 stitches x 40 rows in stockinette
One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above
Suggested needle size: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
One stitch marker for beginning of round; optional additional markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Techniques: decreases, knitting in the round, stockinette grafting
If You Like the Onshore Breeze Socks, You’ll Also Like…
The Catalina Eddy Blanket, which uses the same stitch pattern on a much larger scale for dramatic effect
The Comity Socks, which also use columns of simple texture for enchanting results
The Abalone Socks, which also use slipped stitches for a soothing stitch pattern