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Frankensocks

Knitting
October 2008
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
S [M, L, XL, XXL]
This pattern is available for free.

From the designer
“Halloween inspired socks? Why not?! No cute pumpkins here… brace yourself for something crazy. Something Sally might make for Jack Skellington.

Inspired by the way parts can be sewn together into something new, these socks are actually just knit in the round with a fake seam stitched on later for effect. The two socks have mirrored patterns to help ease the dreaded second sock syndrome. It’s almost like knitting a different sock.

These socks are sized for women and men’s feet and can be made in any colors – just one for a more tasteful sock or many for the full creature effect. The socks shown have reversed colors but you don’t have to do that. Add more stitching or skip it entirely. Knitter’s choice.

Perhaps Frankenstein’s monster would roam the streets of a cold village at night looking for an understanding new friend while wearing these socks. Or maybe that’s just me.”

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Foot circumference: 7.5 8.0, 8.5, 9, 9.5 inches (19 20, 21.5, 23, 24 cm) unstretched.
Will comfortably stretch to fit 8.59, 9.5, 10, 10.5 inches.

MATERIALS
Knit Picks Gloss colors: Porcini and Parsley; 1 skein each.
Optional: 3 yards of a contrasting fingering weight yarn for contrast stitching. I used Knit Picks Palette 100% Peruvian Highland wool; 231yd/211m per 50g skein; color: Garnet Heather.

Recommended needle size:
1 or 2 US #1.5/2.5mm 32” circular needles for magic loop method
OR
1 set US #1.5/2.5mm double pointed needles.
always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter’s gauge is unique

1 tapestry needle
2 stitch markers of different colors or styles