Buy the River Fleet Sock knitting kit and get the pattern for FREE*
Choose your colour! Before purchasing this item please make a note of the yarn colour you would like included in the kit by visiting the 4 ply Chora or Sparkle Yarn page. Please make a note of the yarn name as you will be asked to specify this on the order.
OR you can choose a colour from the Dyed to order page which will be dyed to order on a Chora base (75% Merino / 25% Nylon) for you.
This kit contains:
Your choice of 1 x 100g skein of Chora or Sparkle Yarn (the yarn used in the pattern photos is Dusky Pink)
1 pattern (PDF or print)*
1 removable marker
In addition you will need**:
1 set of 2.5mm double pointed needles
About this Pattern
The River Fleet socks were inspired by London’s lost underground river which has been flowing under the streets of the City for over 250 years. Once a prominent river, the Fleet served as a major highway which was used for transporting goods through London. However, as the City grew, the river gradually became entombed underground and by 1870 it was completely covered over.
The source of the Fleet were two springs at Hampstead Heath, one on the east and one on the west. These springs feed a line of ponds on either side and eventually join together before reaching the Thames. This pattern uses a pretty lace pattern to follow the path of those springs and ponds as they join together to make up the lost river.
River Fleet is a pattern to celebrate the histories that lie under our feet.
River Fleet is a basic adult sock pattern with a simple lace panel running down the front of the sock. The pattern is written for 3 adult sizes and video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used to make the socks.
The pattern includes links to video tutorials for:
Dividing stitches over DPN’s
Picking up the heel gusset slip stitches
Kitchener stitch to close the toe
Skills / Techniques Used – Knit, purl, slip stitch, short rows, decreases
Sizes and Measurements
Hand knit socks are designed to be slightly smaller than the foot length to give a small amount of negative ease. This means that they will hug the foot and leg and stay in place. The sizes given are a ‘to fit’ size. The actual socks will be slightly smaller to allow a little stretch for a snug fit.
The sizes given in this pattern are for adult sizes in small, medium and large. To determine which size sock to knit you will need to measure your foot as follows:
Circumference – Take a tape measure and wrap this around the widest part of your foot, just before your toes.
Length – Take a ruler and place it on the floor. With the back of your heel on ‘0’ measure the length to the top of your longest toe.
If your measurements are in between the sizes given, select the nearest circumference size as the length can be easily adjusted to fit.
• Small Adult - 8” / 20.5cm foot circumference and 8.5” / 21.5cm length from tip of toe to back of heel • Medium Adult - 9” / 23cm foot circumference and 9.25” / 23.5cm length from tip of toe to back of heel • Large Adult - 9.75” / 25cm foot circumference and 10” / 25.5cm length from tip of toe to back of heel
The size shown in the pattern photographs is for the small adult.
Gauge - 32 stitches and 44 rnds to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.
*The free pattern will be an e-mailed digital version. If you would like a printed copy then this will be provided for an additional £1.50
**There will be an option to purchase these additional items on your order.