You will receive a printed pattern in the mail. If you would prefer to print your own patterns, for immediate knitting gratification, please consider popping into my Ravelry store and buying the pattern from there instead.
The Orari River is not far from my home here in South Canterbury, New Zealand. It flows from its source in the Four Peaks mountain range, and past the towns of Geraldine and Orari on its way out to sea east of Temuka. When it is in flood, the current is much like the stitch pattern on the instep of this sock, with the mini cables depicting where the edges of the river are trying to find their new path.
Orari River Socks are a toe-up unisex ankle sock featuring a gorgeous and simple slipped stitch and cable pattern up the middle of the instep, combined with plenty of stocking stitch to keep it a quick knit.
The pattern uses Judy Becker’s Magic Cast On method and the simple clean lines of the Japanese Short Row Heel.
There are three size options: small, medium and large. They will fit feet that are 9”, 10” and 11” long, respectively.
- Around 60g of 4ply sock yarn.
- Eighteen lockable stitch markers
- Darning needle
- 2.25mm (US 1) knitting needles. The instructions are written for magic looping, but you can use your preferred method of sock knitting.
Thank you to the group of lovely test knitters who’ve helped me to get the Orari River Sock pattern written and published.