Willamette River Socks (Oregon)

Willamette River Socks by Allison Isaac

Willamette River Socks by Allison Isaac


Eighty percent of Oregonians live within twenty miles of the Willamette River, which runs through both Portland and Salem. Archaeological finds show that the river valley has been populated for at least 10,000 years. It wasn’t until the 19th century that Europeans settled the valley, with the Oregon Trail ending at the mouth of the river.

Designer Allison Isaac lives near the Willamette River in Newburg and designed these socks to honor both it and the majestic Cascade Mountains that stand watch over the area and whose peaks inspired the design of the beaded cuff .

Finished Size: Adult Medium: Foot circumference 7¾” (19.5cm); leg length to ankle 6″ (15cm); foot length 8″ (10cm) (unstretched)

Project Gauge: 32 stitches and 44 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch; 32 stitches and 44 rounds = 4″ (10cm) in Winding River Lace Pattern 

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids (75% Merino Superwash, 25% Nylon, 437 yards/400m); 1 skein Turquoise #5626