The Long Dark of Moria by Claire Ellen

The Long Dark of Moria

Knitting
January 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
320 - 380 yards (293 - 347 m)
Small (Medium, Large, Extra-Large)
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“Suddenly Frodo saw before him a black chasm. At the end of the hall the floor vanished and fell to an unknown depth. The outer door could only be reached by a slender bridge of stone, without kerb or rail, that spanned the chasm with one curving spring.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Bridge of Khazad Dum

This sock has a series of long thin lines sculpting the leg and foot. The central pattern features many other paths branching off the main. It’s simple, but the subtle pattern and smooth lines give it a great look for a business or dress sock.

Skill Level: Beginning sock knitter: basic sock construction, and a knit-purl pattern
Materials: Approximately 340-380 yds / 310-350 m of sock yarn.
Tools: tape measure; scissors; and a tapestry needle
Needles: US1 (2.25mm) sock needles (the pattern is written for DPNs, but magic loop knitters can adjust using stitch markers.)
Gauge: 8 stitches and 12 rounds per inch (2.5cm) in stockinette.
Sizing: Small (Medium, Large, Extra-large) sizes measure approximately 8(8.5, 9, 9.5) inches or 20 (21.5, 22.5, 23.5) cm.