This stitch pattern is one of my favorites. The way it is made—by increasing stitches at the edges, then decreasing them in the center—reminds me of how everything in life comes and goes—birth and death—and that the cycle is continuous and always beginning and ending at the same time. This technique, combined with knit and purl stitches creates a beautiful wave-like effect, and together with the blue yarn it reminds me of a flowing river—thus we have, the river of life—in sock form. Skill Level Intermediate Finished Measurements Foot Circumference: 7¼ (8¼)" / 18.5 (21) cm. Select size based on foot circumference. Length is adjustable. Foot Length: 9 (10)" / 23 (25.5) cm Leg Length: 4½ (5½)" / 11.5 (14) cm Yarn Sock weight (CYCA #1 Super Fine) About 450 yards / 410 meters. Shown in: Classic Elite Yarns Alpaca Sox (60% alpaca, 20% Merino wool, 20% nylon; 3.5 oz / 100 gram hank = approx 450 yards / 410 meters): 1 hank Knitting Needles Size US 2 / 2.75 mm: set of 4 double pointed (dpns), or size needed to obtain gauge. Notion tapestry needle Gauge 30 sts and 40 rnds = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch. Take time to save time, check your gauge.