Earth - Pattern I of the Elements Sock Collection
Ridge and Furrow Socks is a simple design with an easy to memorize stitch pattern. It was inspired by the act of growing things and the care, planning and preparation involved. By digging in the dirt, we are able to feed both our bodies and our spirits. The stitch pattern naturally creates a ridge and furrow texture down the leg of the sock and the lacy holes of the yarn overs remind me of seeds, carefully placed in the earth in the hopes that a plant will sprout there. The regularity of the stitches and simplicity of the lines means this design will work well in both a more multicolor yarn as well as any of the more monochromatic hand dyed or solid colored yarns. Shown in Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in the Serengeti Colorway (8 stitches per inch in stockinette).
Terra Incognita, words usually followed by a warning of sea monsters or dragons on ancient maps, is a design that pays homage to the mysteries of our planet. While technology and space exploration have given us information beyond what our ancestors could have ever imagined, we are still learning about the Earth and the way it works and balances itself. The richly textured stitches of this design will have your needles dancing. Despite having a more complex overall stitch pattern, the individual elements of the pattern are no more difficult than the stitches in the Ridge and Furrow Socks. I recommend using either a solid colored yarn or an almost solid color for this design to show off the stitch pattern. Shown in Apple Laine Apple Pie sock yarn in the Dark Chocolate Colorway (8 stitches per inch in stockinette).
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