taking back the river by Sara Bauer

taking back the river

June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
330 - 400 yards (302 - 366 m)
7 (8, 9) inch foot circumference
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These socks are the first of a series of patterns inspired by teachings in Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ Women Who Run with the Wolves. Renewing our connection to the wild woman within is a kind of journey, so it makes sense to begin with our feet. One step, then another. This is the way to reclaim, rekindle and renew.

Designed to be knit from the toe up, these socks feature a watery motif created by simple cable twists. If you have ever wanted to attempt cables without a cable needle, this is the perfect opportunity. With a fleegle heel, you never have to pick up heel stitches, and you will be pleased with the way the gusset resolves into the leg of the sock without any gaps or holes.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit.

The purchase price of $8 US accurately reflects the time, energy, expertise and effort that has gone into creating this pattern. Sales of my knitting patterns help to support the cost of maintaining my audio podcast, and I am very appreciative of your purchase.

S (M, L)
7 (8, 9)” foot circumference

3.5 ounces (100g)
fingering weight yarn
totaling approximately
410 yards (400m)
The sample pictured was knit with
70 g Birch Hollow Fibers Sojourner
Sock (60% NY State Cormo / 30%
US Merino / 10% nylon)

your preferred US 1 (2.25mm)
needles for sock knitting
(or size necessary to obtain gauge)

stitch markers (3)
cable needle
tapestry needle

8 sts / 11 rounds = 1” (2.5cm)
in stockinette using US (2.25mm)

LINK to YouTube video for
m1bl-L and m1bl-R