The Solimar Sock Knitting Pattern

Back in 2019, I designed a pair of lovely, lacy, easy socks. The Solimar Socks have been a favorite since then, but I recently began to feel like they needed a little sprucing up. I regraded them, swapped out the heel for one I liked better, and sent them through my usual tech editing and test knitting process.


I’ve named these socks for Solimar beach and designed them so that the rippling lace looks like the sunlight sparkling on the ocean on a calm day. They feature an easily memorized four-row repeat that looks much more complicated than it is. These socks are great for some mellow knitting at the beach, on a long road trip, or any time you just need a little peace and quiet.


The Solimar Socks are graded for 3 sizes: 7.5” (19 cm), 9” (23 cm), and 10.5” (26.5 cm) circumference. Most people like their socks snug, so choose a finished sock size that is slightly smaller than your actual foot.


You'll need 300-380 yds (274-348 m) of fingering weight yarn for this pattern.  I knit the sample in Knit Picks Stroll (75% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 231 yds/211 m per 1.8 oz/50 g).


One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting (suggested size: US 1.5/2.5mm), plus one stitch marker for beginning of round, optional additional markers between pattern repeats, and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Skill Level

This is an intermediate pattern, and is knit in the round with simple lace, decreases, and a toe grafted with Kitchener stitch.

Similar Patterns

- The Creme Brulee Socks also use the simple lace used in this sock but in a very different way. - The Catalina Eddy Blanket also uses a four-row repeat for a meditative knit and a dramatic effect. - The Comity Socks also have a lacy, all-over pattern that coordinates well with the Solimar Socks.

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