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River socks
Kalajoki by Tiina Seppälä
Knitting
me
size 8 women's
Needle and yarn
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere
450 yards in stash
0.75 skeins = 337.5 yards (308.6 meters), 84 grams
Blue-green
The Loopy Ewe in Fort Collins, Colorado
August 5, 2010
Notes

I LOVE this pattern! So easy and so pretty. Matches my turquoise Namaste bag perfectly!

I cast on 66 sts for this because I’m using fingering weight rather than the suggested DK yarn and because I am constantly afraid I won’t cast on enough sts or will knit my socks at too tight a gauge. Worked well with this yarn.


My mods (in bold):

CO 66 sts using 3mm needles. (22 sts on each needle.)

Begin knitting cuff with 2.75mm needles (for 8 rounds).

Begin river pattern on ndl 1 and add 2 knit sts to either side when reading chart (to compensate for extra CO sts).

Move 11 sts from ndl 2 to ndl 3 (= 33sts, for heel flap).

Heel flap -
Row 1: sl 1, p32
Row 2: sl 1, (k1, sl1) to end (with last st of row knitted)
Rep for total of 28 rows.

Heel turn -
Row 1: sl1, p18, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 2: sl1, k7, ssk, k1, turn
Row 3: sl1, p8, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 4: sl1, k9, ssk, k1, turn
Row 5: sl1, p10, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 6: sl1, k11, ssk, k1, turn
Row 7: sl1, p12, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 8: sl1, k13, ssk, k1, turn
Row 9: sl1, p14, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 10: sl1, k15, ssk, k1, turn
and so on until 21 sts rem.

Pick up 16 sts on each side of heel flap.

Gusset - dec until 32 sts rem for sole.

Begin toe decs after completing Row 30 of river pattern. Kitchener when 13 sts (26 total) rem.

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August 14 2010
August 30 2010
 
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About this yarn
Smooshy with Cashmere
by Dream in Color
Fingering / 4 ply
70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon
400 yards / 113 grams
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  • Originally queued: April 3, 2010
  • Project created: August 13, 2010
  • Finished: August 30, 2010
  • Updated: September 1, 2010