Glaciers by Teresa Runnett


February 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
270 - 355 yards (247 - 325 m)
S (18cm circ.), M (20cm circ.), L (22.5cm circ.)
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The glaciers in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta are a stunning sight. Snow and ice capped all year long, water runs down the red rocks to form glacier water rivers of an iconic crisp and clear blue. Glaciers socks mimic these incredible natural formations of ice, snow, rock, and water, beginning with a ice capped cuff and running down the leg and over the instep into the waters at the toes.

There are three sizes in the pattern, small (18cm foot circumference), medium (20cm foot circumference), and large (22.5cm foot circumference). Note that the sizes listed are measured around the sock, so find your size by measuring your foot and then subtracting 10%.

Yarn and Yardage
Three colours are needed for these socks, ranging from light to dark. To achieve the effect in the picture, the second colour should be variegated with a colour in common for both the first colour (cuff and heel) and the third colour (foot into the toe). Fade sets will also work well for this pattern. Colour 1 needs 100-120 yards, Colour 2 90-115 yards, and Colour 3 80-120 yards.

DPN’s or circulars (pattern can interpreted for both), darning needle, stitch markers, and sock blockers.

Basic colourwork skills including minimal stranded knitting and carrying yarn up the side for four rounds is needed, as well as a knowledge of basic cuff down, in the round sock knitting with a heel flap and gusset.