Billy Pilgrim Socks by Nikol Lohr

Billy Pilgrim Socks

November 2012
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
S, M, L

Inspired by Billy Pilgrim from Slaughterhouse-Five.

“Instructions are included for three general weights: aran/chunky, light worsted/dk, and mid- weight sock yarn. You can adapt to any other yarn simply by casting on more or fewer stitches, always working in increments of 4 (or as appropriate to your custom pattern). I used a 4-stitch, 4-row repeat because it’s a snap to remember, but the pattern can easily be wider or travel faster— just shift the pattern a stitch at a time at regular intervals and you’re set.

The pattern includes a pair of opposite spirals. Use one pattern for each sock for a mirrored pair or the same pattern for both socks if you want to make identical twins (easier if you’re knitting them two-at-a-time). I’ve also included a fun zigzag variation.“