Dilithium Crystals by Allison Sarnoff

Dilithium Crystals

Knitting
August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
380 - 450 yards (347 - 411 m)
Small, Medium, Large

Dilithium Crystals are the key to faster-than-light interstellar travel on all the versions of the Star Trek Enterprise. It wouldn’t be any fun to do space travel when it would take hundreds of years to get to the nearest planet, after all. And who would romance the green women if your dishy captain were 174 years old? You can make these socks match your uniform and remind yourself of the crystals that got you to space with this crystalline cable pattern.

Cable Pattern Definitions:

C2B - slip 1 stitch to cable needle and hold one stitch to back, k1, k the held stitch

C2F - slip 1 stitch to cable needle and hold one stitch to front, k1, k the held stitch

T2F - slip 1 stitch to the cable needle and hold to front, purl the next stitch then knit the stitch from the cable needle

T2B - slip 1 stitch to the cable needle and hold to back, purl the next stitch then knit the stitch from the cable needle