“THE EVE River meanders along near my home town in Canada, with leaves floating in the quieter pools, and ripples and waves in the faster currents,” says Barb Brown. “The pattern on these socks reminds me of the river; it’s a complicated-looking stitch that is easy to execute.” The socks are knitted in a luxurious yarn from Sweet Georgia, which has a touch of silk and mohair.
Using 2.5mm DPNs, cast on 63 ( 72: 78) sts using the picot cast-on as folls: *Cast on 5 sts using the knitted cast-on. Cast off 2 sts, return remaining 1 st from right needle to left needle.** 3 sts total cast on. Repeat from * to ** until desired number of sts is cast on. Pm for beg of rnd. Do not join. Row 1: K1tbl to end, inc 1 ( 0: 2) sts. 64 ( 72: 80) sts. Row 2: Knit. Join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts. Rnd 1: (K1, P1) to end. Work K1, P1 rib for 14 more rnds. Next rnd: Knit to end. Next rnd: Purl to end. Next rnd: Knit to end. Work 2 complete repeats of the chart for your size.
Next row: (Sl 1 pwise, K1) across the first 32 ( 36: 40) sts for the heel flap. Place remaining 32 ( 36: 40) sts on hold for the instep. Row 1 (WS): Sl 1, purl to end. Row 2 (RS): (Sl 1 pwise, K1) to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 14 ( 16: 18) more times. Work Row 1 once more.
Row 1: K16 ( 18: 20), SSK, K1, turn. Row 2: Sl 1, P1, P2tog, P1, turn. Row 3: Sl 1, K2, SSK, K1, turn. Row 4: Sl 1, P3, P2tog, P1, turn. Note that you are knitting or purling together the sts before and after the gap created by turning, and working 1 more stitch each row. Note that the last 2 rows may end with work 2 tog. Continue in this manner until all sts have been used, ending with a purl row. 16 ( 18: 20) sts. Knit across heel sts, pick up and knit 18 ( 20: 22) sts up left side of heel flap, pm, knit across instep sts, keeping to pattern as established, pm, pick up and knit 18 ( 20: 22) sts down right side of heel flap, K8 (9:10) heel sts. 84 ( 94: 104) sts. Move beg of rnd mrk to centre of heel.
Rnd 1: Knit, keeping instep in patt as set. Rnd 2: Knit to 3 sts before instep mrk, K2tog, K1, slm, work instep as set, slm, K1, SSK, work to end of round. Repeat rnds 1 and 2 until 64 ( 72: 80) sts remain in round.
Work rnd 1 only until foot length is approx. 6cm less than desired length, ending last round at mrk before instep. This marks new beg of round.
Rnd 1: Knit to end. Rnd 2: *K1, SSK, K to 3 sts before mrk, K2tog, K1, slm, K1; rep from * once more. Repeat rnds 1 and 2 until 32 ( 36: 40) sts rem. Work rnd 2 only until 16 ( 20: 20) sts rem. Graft toe sts using Kitchener stitch. Sew in ends. Block carefully, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.
Lace stitch pattern is easy to work