River of Life Socks by Kristen TenDyke

River of Life Socks

July 2008
15 stitches and 20 rows = 2 inches
in Circular Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
Woman's US 5–10
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This stitch pattern is one of my favorites. The way it is made—by increasing stitches at the edges, then decreasing them in the center—reminds me of how everything in life comes and goes—birth and death—and that the cycle is continuous and always beginning and ending at the same time. This technique, combined with knit and purl stitches creates a beautiful wave-like effect, and together with the blue yarn it reminds me of a flowing river—thus we have, the river of life—in sock form.

SIZE: To fit Women’s US sizes 5–7 (8–10)
Finished Measurements:
6½ (8)“ leg circumference;
4½ (5½)” leg length to beginning of heel flap;
7¼ (8¼)“ foot circumference;
9 (10)” foot length or desired length

Note: Choose your size based on your foot circumference; adjust the foot length as necessary.

Alpaca Sox (Kettle Dyes) by Classic Elite (60% alpaca, 20% merino wool, 20% nylon; 100 gram hank = approx 450 yards)
• 1 hank
• One set of 4 double pointed needles size US 2 (2.75 mm)
Or size to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle

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