Charlie's Dragon Socks - Coriolis
New Pathways for Sock Knitters, which I published in 2007, is by far my most ambitious and comprehensive sock book. It contains 8 unique architectures, each one introduced with a quick little baby or toddler sock, followed by a collection of adult designs, and a Master pattern so that you can literally knit an infinite number of variations on each architecture.
Hundreds of designers have used these architectures as a leaping-off point for their own innovations, with the Riverbed, Upstream, and Cedar architectures appearing most often. This was my hope—that the new fields I plowed would become gardens in the minds and hands of others, including you!
This digital version of the book insures that it can remain a resource for knitters and designers forever.
This sock is an example of Coriolis architecture, a toe-up method with increases distributed within a band that spirals from mid-foot either to the ankle, or all the way up and around the leg. The dragon tail and spikes are great fun to knit, and the tail can be buttoned around the leg for calmness, or released to fly out the back for wild play.