River Ripple Socks 3158 by Lucy Neatby

River Ripple Socks 3158

August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
310 - 355 yards (283 - 325 m)
Adult Small to Large
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Have you ever fallen for a skein of hand-painted yarn? How best should you exploit every colour? The gorgeous skeins of River City’s Adam&Eve sock yarns inspired me to create this new pattern!

These socks are begun with a soft faced cuff with a decorative i-cord inspired detail. This leads into the leg pattern with cabled elongated stitches to highlight the colours in the yarn.
A 70% garter stitch short row heel is used (with smaller needles for added durability) and then the leg stitch pattern is reversed with a condensed stitch pattern for the sole, adding strength, warmth and maintaining equal row height with the instep pattern.
Finished with a cozy garter stitch toe to coordinate with the heel.