River Run Socks
The River Run Socks, by Celia Roberts, evoke the Wishkah River as it wanders down from the Olympic Mountains to meet the Chehalis River at Grays Harbor. The cables depict the river’s journey through forest, hills and valleys in its short, but fast journey. River Run can be worked in two sizes (Women’s 5-10 or Men’s 9-12). The socks are worked top-down with 425 yds of fingering weight yarn. Shown here in Jorstad Creek Tweed Sock.
Other Socks from BK Collective
Dragon Scales Socks
The Dragon Scales Socks by Kerry Graber pair a self-striping hand-dyed yarn and a pattern stitch around the ankle to evoke dragon scales. This is a toe-up sock design that fits the in-step and ankle comfortably with a modified French heel. The pattern includes detailed instructions for each step. The pattern has five sizes to fit everyone from a small child to a large adult. In US shoes sizes, that means Child’s size 9 to Men’s size 12. All sizes can be made with one 410-yard skein of Jorstad Creek San Juan.
Drunken Geese Socks
Drunken Geese Socks, by Celia Roberts, are worked in the round from the top down. The lace pattern represents the zig-zag flight of Canadian geese as they wing their way south for the winter. The cables are the tightly knit bonds of the flock – supporting each for the long flight. Drunken Geese socks are sized for a woman’s medium width foot and are worked over 72 stitches in fingering weight yarn. The pattern is not suitable for striped yarns. Shown here in Jorstad Creek Iona.
Finnish for “stone,” Kiviä Socks, by Celia Roberts, are worked in a slip stitch garter colorwork pattern that creates an image of pebbles seen through water on a bright autumn day. The heel flap and toe are done in a checkerboard and stripe, respectively. In addition, the sock incorporates gusset shaping at the back of the leg to better accommodate a larger calf. The sock can be worked in two sizes over 64 or 72 stitches with 400 yds of fingering weight yarn, and two mini skeins (55 yds) of contrasting colors. Shown here in Jorstad Creek’s Orcas and Antigua.
Traveler’s Creek Socks
The Traveler’s Creek sock by Kerry Graber is knit toe-up with a square “seamless” toe, an instep that fits snug to the foot, and a French heel modified for simplicity. The pattern also features a triangular gusset to help the sock rise from the arch to the ankle with a good fit. The fancy cuff features a series of “traveler” stitches that move from side to side like a creek tumbling down a hillside. The pair requires 435 yards. Shown in Jorstad Creek Tweed Sock yarn, a hardy tweed from Blue-faced Leicester sheep’s wool that manages to be both soft and strong for long-lasting socks.