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Bridget

Op-Art Socks
Knitting
November 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
918 yards (839 m)
M (L) see notes

This pattern is generated with diagonally shifted recurring waves (not recommended viewing for those who suffer from motion sickness). As your eye focuses on the design, the flat surface appears to heave and ripple. After a while, the whole world seems to shift like a ship at sea. This effect is intensified by the degree of contrast between the two colors. Bridget Riley (born 1931), one of the most famous op-art artists, used this effect for her Arrest series in 1965.

The socks shown here, named after Bridget Riley, are worked in stranded colorwork in rounds. The pattern unit is mirrored horizontally at the ankle and vertically for the right and left socks.

Sizes: About 8” (20.5 cm) foot circumference, unstretched, and 9½ (10¼)” (24 26 cm) foot length from back of heel to tip of toe (length is adjustable). To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 7½–8½ (9½–10½); European shoe sizes 39–40 (41–43). Socks shown measure 10¼” (