Ridge and Furrow Sock by Theresa Shingler
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Ridge and Furrow Sock

Knitting
October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
328 - 416 yards (300 - 380 m)
XS (M, XL) to fit foot circumference 17 (21.5, 23)cm [6.75 (7.75, 9)in]
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The Ridge and Furrow sock is inspired by the landscape relics often seen in the hard shadows of autumn in the fields of my local area. Ridge and Furrow was an obsolete type of strip farming, communal agriculture begun largely in the Early Medieval period, that continued until enclosures of the 18th and 19th centuries. The pattern of ridges and furrows is often all that remains in the modern landscape of a way of life that lasted generations.
The Ridge and Furrow sock is worked top down with a rib cuff, which transitions into the slip stitch rib pattern, that again transitions into the garter ridge band heel. After the heel the garter ridge pattern continues down the sole of the sock, while the instep slip stitch rib, transitions into the same garter ridge pattern to the toe which is the worked and the toe is grafted.
The Ridge and Furrow sock is worked in three size at 58, 64, and 72 stitch cast on. This is quite a squishy, stretchy sock that will accommodate most foot shapes and sizes. It is a relatively easy knit.

Yarn
300-380m 328-382 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn.
Sample used
TheresaShinglerKnits, Those who wander base in the ‘Barley gold’ colourway’. 100% high twist 100% British Blue Faced Leicester, 385m per 110g

Tension
34 sts and 44 rows to 10cm 4 inches in stocking stitch

Needles
2.25mm US 1 and 2.75 US 2 needles or size needed to obtain gauge – the smaller needles should be used to achieve gauge, if different that these, the larger needle should be 0.5mm larger. (Use double points, magic loop, a small circular, or two circulars to work a small circumference according to preference.

Notions
Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers (four)

Sizing
XS (M, XL) to fit foot circumference 17 (21.5, 23)cm 6.75 (7.75, 9)in – designed to fit with approximately 10% negative ease around foot.