Elphaba's Revenge Socks by Sarah Wilson

Elphaba's Revenge Socks

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October 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
Circumference: 8 inches around ankle Foot Length: Adjustable to fit
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The Wicked Witch of the West is taking her revenge on you, unsuspecting knitter! This twisted construction begins with an evil cable that gets kitchenered together, encircling the ankle. From there, a short row heel is worked, then a patterned foot that will keep you on your toes. Finally, take a little break by finishing up with a simple k2, p2 ribbed leg, neatly concluded with an I-cord bindoff. Ready for the challenge? The 4-page PDF includes both charts and written instructions for the cable panel.

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 8 inches around ankle
Leg Length: 7 inches
Foot Length: adjustable to fit.


  • 100 grams fingering weight yarn (Sample shown in Curious Creek Fibers Kikuyu, 65% Wool, 35% Rayon, 400 yards per 100 gram skein; color: Elphaba’s Revenge)
  • US 0/2 mm needles – set of 4 double pointed needles OR 32-inch circular
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Blunt needle
  • Scissors

40 stitches/54 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Errata for Woolgirl club members (PDF is correct):
Row 1 of the Cable Strap should read:
Row 1 (RS): P3, C4F, (C5B) twice, C4F, p3.

Round 4 of Foot should read:
Round 4: Knit to marker, M1R, sm, k1, ssk, work in 2x2 rib as established to 2 stitches before next mrk, k2tog, sm, k1, L1L, knit around.

Instructions following Round 5 should read:
Repeat Rounds 4 and 5 until 11 stitches remain between markers, then repeat only Round 4 until 3 stitches remain between markers.

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