River of Life Socks
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.
6½ (8)" leg circumference;
4½ (5½)" leg length;
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 double pointed needles size US 2 (2.75 mm)
Or size to obtain gauge.
• Tapestry needle
Gauge: 15 sts and 20 rows = 2" in Circular Stockinette Stitch. Take time to save time, check your gauge.