Alluvial Deposits by Rich Ensor

Alluvial Deposits

December 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
S(M, L, XL); 56(64, 72, 80) stitches
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This pattern is available for free.

Once upon a time, I spied a skein of Bugga! at fibre space, and I had to have it. That skein spent some time in my stash before I finally decided to cast on. Since I have a weakness for twisted stitches and cables, I started playing around and developed a stitch pattern that forms diamonds. Diamonds can be found in alluvial deposits, hence the name (yes, I’m a dork).

The pattern is mirrored, which helps to combat the dreaded second sock syndrome. The beginning of the round shifts, so you’ll need to pay attention.

Sadly, the skein of Bugga! is no longer available. Fortunately, there are a lot of great options in either a solid or semi-solid yarn that would work with this pattern. Miss Babs Yummy springs to mind. Hazel Knits Piquant Lite and Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio Socks are some other great choices. Since gauge can vary when switching bases, I’ve provided the pattern in 4 sizes to accommodate your yarn selection.

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