Ridley by Yavanna Reynolds


September 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
548 - 822 yards (501 - 752 m)
S, M, L
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This pattern is available for free.

My inspiration is pulled from the pages of ‘junk food’ literature, this time a young adult series. Ridley is a teenage siren, a girl with a dark future, who despite her high school age exhibits a sensuality and power far beyond her 16 years. When reading Beautiful Creatures, and the rest of the Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, I always pictured Ridley as a the kind of someone your parents might have warned you against, a “bad influence” in a short plaid skirt and long socks. She’s the type of girl who might be secretly flirting with the entire lacrosse team while simultaneously cheating off your homework. And even though she might be a bit naughty, she’s also your best friend -- the kind of person who always sticks up for you, when she isn’t too busy getting you both into trouble.

Ridley (the socks) are also daring and exciting, without causing too much mischief. Knit from the toe up, you can try them on for fit as you go. With clever ribbing for shape along the foot and arch, as well as a tricky little cable with a hidden lace shaping along the center back, this sock is secretly sexy and curvy while maintaining a measure of demure innocence. Maybe bringing Ridley into your life might convince you to show a little leg, even as the temperature cools.

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