The End of the Line by Paula Berman

The End of the Line

February 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
Women's Size Medium
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This pattern was originally published as Blacksheep at Orenco’s contribution to the 2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl, March 5 – 8, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

Each shop’s pattern(s) will be available free with purchase at that shop during the Rose City Yarn Crawl.

After the Crawl, all patterns will also be available for download individually or as part of our 2015 eBook: Postcards from Portland: 2015 Rose City Yarn Crawl Pattern Collection.

These toe-up socks are inspired by the Main Street Bridge in Hillsboro, crossing the Max Line and Main Street, from the perspective of a Max train approaching the bridge at dusk. The arch of the bridge is built into the socks – the gusset for the heel grows out of the sides of the bridge. The Max train tracks run up the foot from the toe of the sock to the arch; above the bridge are random eyelet “stars” (optional).

Lilliput Yarns’ Simple Sock (1 skein), colorway shown is Evening Stroll

Finished Size:
Women’s Size Medium

This pattern is written for two US #1.5 circular needles, but is easy to convert to DPNs or Magic Loop. The toe forms an oval, and is a good one for wider feet; if your feet are more tapered, you may want to cast on fewer stitches, but keep doing increase rows until you have a total of 60 sts.

(4) stitch markers
Darning needle

Skill Level:
Some sock-making experience is advised