Cheery Littlebottom by Allison Lake

Cheery Littlebottom

April 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 23 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette Stitch worked in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
one size
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Design for April/May Mystery sock for the group SolidSocks

Cheery Littlebottom is a dwarf from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. In general, it is nearly impossible to distinguish a male dwarf from a female dwarf. But while employed in the Watch, Cheery decides that she wants to appear more feminine, since she is in fact a girl, starting with wearing makeup, and slightly high-heeled boots.

From Wikipedia:
“Sergeant Cheery Littlebottom is a forensic alchemist for the City Watch and one of the first dwarfs to be openly female, pronouncing her name as Cheri. She now often wears a leather skirt and has slightly raised iron heels on her boots while on duty. Her surname translates in Dwarfish as Sh’rt’azs (‘shortarse’). Her family lives in Überwald, except for her late brother Snorey who died in a gas explosion somewhere under Borogravia. She is introduced in Feet of Clay and appears in all subsequent Watch novels, most notably The Fifth Elephant. Cheery was promoted to Sergeant shortly prior to Thud!.”

This pattern symbolizes the dwarf race in general, with a hint of femininity.