Ice River Road by Kirsten McTeer

Ice River Road

July 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches = 1 inch
in stocking stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Small/Medium (8" foot), Medium/Large (9" foot)
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These top-down socks were inspired by an episode of the TV programme “Ice Road Truckers” in which one of the drivers made a journey to a remote village that could only be reached by driving along a frozen river. A garter stitch “river” winds its way between banks made using simple increases and decreases as it flows down the sock from the cuff towards the toe. A gusset is included to increase the depth of the short-row heel, formed using German short-rows (although you could substitute the short row method of your choice).

The pattern is based on a stitch tension of 9 sts per inch (2.5cm) worked in stocking stitch.

The pattern is given in two sizes, Small/Medium (8”/20cm foot circumference) and Medium/Large (9”/23cm foot circumference).

You will need:
Up to 400 yards (366m) fingering weight sock yarn
2mm (US 0) knitting needles for working in the round, or size needed to achieve pattern tension.
6 stitch markers
Darning needle

You will need to be able to: work in the round, work basic increases and decreases, follow a chart (the river pattern is charted only), graft using Kitchener stitch. Experience of German short-rows will help but they are explained briefly in the pattern.

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