Forest Creek Bridge Socks by Hanging Rock Roost

Forest Creek Bridge Socks

March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
328 - 390 yards (300 - 357 m)
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Last year I wrote about this magical place called Mesopotamia on my blog. The long drive out to Mesopotamia, South Canterbury sees you taking in the magnificent views while crossing fords and bridges. One of these bridges crosses Forest Creek, which winds its way out of the mountains to the Rangitata River below.

As you make your way through the stitches in this pattern, you are creating textured triangles whose angles are much like the girders of this bridge. You begin at the toe and work your way up the foot, texture on the top and plain stocking stitch on the sole for comfort, then you will create a gusset, and heel flap before making your way up the leg with a reversed pattern on front and back to keep you on your toes.


  • Up to 100g of 4ply sock yarn
  • two stitch markers
  • darning needle
  • 2.25mm (US 1), 80-100cm circular knitting needle. These instructions are written for magic looping, but you can use your preferred method of sock knitting.


7.5 sts x 10 rows = 2.5cm in stocking stitch unblocked.

Finished size

This pattern is written for three sizes: small, medium and large. They will fit feet with an approximate circumference of 21cm, 23cm and 26cm, respectively.