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New Pattern Release: The Onshore Breeze Socks

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.

A top-down photo of two handknit socks in gray with teal and purple speckles. They feature columns of coin lace and slipped stitches for lots of texture. The toes are pointing to the left. They're surrounded by pink roses, antique paper ephemera, and a white teacup and saucer full of milky tea.


Here’s where you’ll find the Onshore Breeze Socks on Payhip.


Here’s where you’ll find the Onshore Breeze Socks on Etsy.


Here’s where you’ll find the Onshore Breeze Socks on Ravelry.

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!

Biscotte Bis-Sock Yarn

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)

Stitch markers (fancy option) (affiliate link)

A photo tightly focused on the heel of a gray sock with teal and purple speckles. In the foreground is the matching sock. Blurred in the background is a cluster of pink roses, a silver pen, and some antique paper ephemera.

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

A photo tightly focused on the toe of a gray sock with purple and teal speckles. Blurred in the background are the matching sock and some pink roses.

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

Marilyn Olson

Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

In the directions it says to make Cluster 3 sts. When you slip the third stitch over the first 2 stitches, do you slip it off the left needle? Thanks for the help.

Lauren Rad

Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

Yep, that's exactly it! In the photos, where you see a little line going across the column of stitches, that's the stitch that has been pulled over two other stitches and then slid off the needle. It creates a nice little faux-cable look.

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