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Seaside Espadrilles

Summertime sandals to wear to the beach or just around town.

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Easy and functional in rustic silk and jute, these espadrille-inspired beach sandals are a definite summer wardrobe essential. Choose your instep style and size, then work up a custom pair of colorful shoes for those warm days to come. Instructions for Le Soleil (with the strappy ankle wrap) and La Mer (single strap) are given here.

Finished Size: Small sandal: About 9" (23 cm) long. To fit a 71⁄2–81⁄2" (19–21.5 cm) foot (ages 5–8 years). Medium sandal: About 11" (28 cm) long. To fit women’s U.S. shoe sizes 71⁄2–9. Large sandal: About 12" (30.5 cm) long. To fit men’s U.S. shoe sizes 9–101⁄2.

Yarn:  Uppers: Reynolds Mandalay (100% silk, 98 yd [90 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g]; CYCA): La Mer: #27 turquoise tweed (A), 1 skein. Le Soleil: #05 lettuce green (B), #06 fern green (C) and #015 olive (D), 1 skein each. La Plage: #015 olive (D), 1 skein. Yarn distributed by JCA Inc. For all-size soles: 4-ply Natural Unpolished Jute Twine (available at hardware stores. The sandals photographed were made using Canada Cordage Inc. brand, 82 yd [75 m]). 1 ball will make 2 soles (any size).

Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium

Hook: Uppers—G/6 (4 mm). Soles—M/13 (9 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 7 sc and 71⁄4 rows = 4" (10 cm) using larger hook and natural jute twine; 16 sc and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) using smaller hook and Mandalay.

SKU: EP2108

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jennifer Appleby

Format: eProject