Larvikite socks

West Beach Knits Larvikite Socks knitting pattern

Larvikite, or Norwegian Moonstone, rocks are deceptive from a distance. Their imposing steely outcroppings perch on the coastline, with shimmering crystalline depths lurking within.

West Beach Knits Larvikite Socks knitting pattern

Likewise, the side panels of the Larvikite Socks feature delicate details that lead to subtle variations through the otherwise uniform lines, These cuff down socks are constructed with a heel flap and gusset, and finished with a wedge toe.

West Beach Knits Larvikite Socks knitting pattern


Small (Medium, Large)


Foot circumference: 7, (8, 9)"/17.5 (20.5, 22.5) cm

Leg length (top of cuff to top of heel flap): 5"/13cm

Pattern is written with approx 1" negative ease in foot circumference


100 g 4ply/fingering weight yarn

Small sized sample used approx 65g Uru Yarn Scoot Sock 4ply/fingering (70% Extra Fine Merino/20% Baby Alpaca/ 10% Nylon, 365m/400yds; 100g).

Colour 'Positive Charge' 


US 1.5/2.5mm double pointed needles or 32" circular needles, or size required to obtain gauge


Stitch markers

Yarn needle for weaving in ends


32 stitches and 46 rounds = 4 inches/10cm stockinette after blocking


These socks work to a traditional cuff down construction, including a side panel of pattern. Stitches used are limited to knitting, purling, twisted stitches (ktbl), slipped stitches and decreases. This makes them quick to knit and easy for a beginner to tackle.

Techniques used include: knitting in the round, ribbing, decreasing, turning a heel, picking up stitches, grafting.

West Beach Knits Larvikite Socks knitting pattern

Larvikite socks knitting pattern

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