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You can call me Kat. I lived and worked around the country, until happily settling in Portland, OR in 2009. My love of knitting blossomed back in 1998, adding to an ever-growing list of creative ...

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Northwest Surfer

from Katherine Leek knitting patterns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Northwest Surfer
Northwest Surfer
Northwest Surfer
Northwest Surfer
Northwest Surfer

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit lace.
  • knit in the round.

Pattern Description:

If you're going to surf the waters of the Pacific Northwest, you need a wetsuit, booties and gloves - even in August. And after you finish riding the waves, there's nothing better than bundling up in some cozy knitwear and hanging out on the beach for a bit. These versatile legwarmers are the perfect accessory for just such an occasion.Pull them up high to keep off the chill or slouch them down to keep the sand at bay. They're a speedy knit and shockingly stretchy -- great for all the surfers (and land-lovers) in your life.


23 stitches = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch. Measured after blocking.


  • US #5/3.75mm (or size to get gauge) for knitting a small item in the round (either double pointed, two circulars, or one long circular for magic loop).

Suggested yarn:

250 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Sport (100% superwash merino wool; 270 yards/247 meters per 4.2 ounce/118 gram skein)