Rock on the Bridge Socks by Katherine Vaughan

Rock on the Bridge Socks

August 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
275 - 335 yards (251 - 306 m)
Women’s S (M, L) to fit foot circumference of 7 (8, 9)in / 18 (20.5, 23)cm
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One of the most popular tricks of spycraft is that of the “dead drop” - a place to leave messages for other spies to find. I once read a story of a spy caught on a bridge in Berlin during the Cold War. He was trying to conceal a note in a fake cobblestone, which he kicked into the river to prevent the East Germans from discovering it.

This socks starts out as a plain stockinette, cuff-down standard pattern. Once the sock itself is complete, stitches are picked up around the ankle and worked up in a cobblestone pattern to create a pocket around the leg. A secret pocket, good for stashing secrets. Or, you know, cab fare.