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River Idle Sock Pattern

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This pdf sock pattern includes both charts and written instructions for the lace. Instructions for top down construction, including the picot edge and slip-stitch heel are written.

The River Idle played an important part in my teenage life; the gentle babbling waters providing a source of solace and calm. The pattern in these socks reminds me of the time I spent on Carr Bridge, watching the River Idle flowing away from me, rippling over the streaming river weed.

River Idle is knitted from the top down, starting with a crochet provisional cast-on and picot edge. The sock is worked with a lace border on the leg. The ripple lace pattern on the instep can also be used as an option to give a longer leg length. Information is included to allow adjustment of the length of the Eye of the Partridge slip-stitch heel flap for a good fit at the heel and in the gusset section.

Pattern sizes

Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium and Adult Large; choose size by ankle/mid-foot circumference measurements.
Sized to fit 14(17:20½):23:25½)cm / 5½(6¾:8:9:10)in ankle/mid-foot circumference.
Short leg length 4cm / 1½in for all sizes.
Long leg length 9(12½:15:15:15)cm / 3½(5:6:6:6)in.
Foot length is adjustable to fit.

Yarn requirements

4 ply / fingering weight yarn with 400m (437yards) per 100g as follows to fit women’s UK7 / US9½ / EU41 length feet. Additional yarn will be required for larger shoe sizes.
Short leg length: 135 (180:240:275:320) metres / 150 (200:265:300:350) yards.
Long leg length: 165 (230:315:360:415) metres / 180 (255:345:395:415) yards.

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