London B.Ridge Socks by Knitting Expat Designs
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London B.Ridge Socks

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
Pattern is written for 7 different sizes from 48sts - 80sts
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These are such a simple yet effective design and paired with the garter stitch heel it really helps to tie it all together. This pattern would work great with all different dyeing styles as well as being a great beginner pattern.

This is a great step up from just a plain vanilla sock if you are newer to sock knitting and if you are a more seasoned knitter these are just really fun and mindless without being boring. Plus the pattern repeat is super short and memorisable which makes it great for on the go knitting as well!

The name was a suggestion from a follower on Instagram and I had to go with it as who doesn’t love a good pun!

What you will need:

Yarn – 100g Sock Yarn (approx. 365-400m / 400-440 yds) Sample knit in Oh Loops Yarn in the Perfection Knot base in the Eeyore Colourway (75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon).

Needles – 2.25mm or 2.5mm (US 1 or 1.5) on a Long cable for magic loop (I suggest 40” / 100cm for two at a time knitting).

Notions – Optional - A progress keeper to keep track of row count / pattern repeats (this can also work to mark the instep side of your work).

Gauge – Approx 8 sts/inch in stockinette

Size – Socks are sized in a XS, (S, S/M, M, M/L, L, XL). Sizes are based on foot circumference and not length as you knit the sock as long as you need to in order to fit the recipient. Please also note that socks need to have about 1-2 inches (2.5-5cm) of negative ease in order to provide a nice snug fit around the foot without being too baggy. Further, socks will loosen up over time and with wear so personally I prefer a nice snug fit at the start to reduce this effect later.

  • 48sts - X Small for a foot circumference of approx. 6-7 inches
  • 56sts - Small for a foot circumference of approx. 8-9 inches
  • 60sts - Small/Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 8.5-9.5 inches
  • 64sts - Medium for a foot circumference of approx. 9-10 inches
  • 68sts - Medium/Large for a foot circumference of approx. 9.5-10.5 inches
  • 72sts - Large for a foot circumference of approx. 10-11 inches
  • 80sts - X Large for a foot circumference of approx. 11-12 inches

Notes for Printing:
• Instructions for Cuff Down are on Pages 4
• Instructions for Toe Up are on Pages 5
• German Short Row Heel instructions is on Pages 6
• Modified Heel Flap Adjustment instructions are in a separate PDF that can be found with this pattern in your Ravelry Library.

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Note about Instructions:

• Instructions are shown XS (S/S-M/M/M-L/L/XL) throughout the pattern, where stitch counts vary.

• I knit my socks using the Magic Loop method, however the pattern can be adapted to be used with DPN’s or 9inch Circulars or your preferred method for knitting socks.

• Instructions are provided for both Cuff Down and Toe Up. The Cuff Down method is first followed by Toe Up instructions. A general outline of the sock construction is first provided followed by the stitch pattern to be used for the leg and foot.

• At the end of the pattern you will find the generic instructions for the German Short Row Heel which is worked exactly the same way for both Toe Up and Cuff Down socks.

• To work the GSR heel in Garter Stitch you will just need to knit every row rather than purl the wrong side rows.

• The Modified Heel Flap Adjustment (MHFA) instructions can be found as a separate PDF download along with this pattern. This was done to reduce the file size of this pattern.