Kaibashira by Chrissy Gardiner
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September 2007
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
465 yards (425 m)
This pattern is available for free.

PLEASE NOTE - This pattern was formerly published in the now-defunct MagKnits and has found a new home at Knotions Magazine.
Chrissy G

From MagKnits:

“Named after the sushi term for the eye of the scallop (i.e. the yummy part), this sock was conceived on a recent trip to Tokyo after I scored a pair of Japanese stitch dictionaries from the yarn section in the large department store Matsuyo. Made from a single ball of SWTC Tofutsies sock yarn, which contains antibacterial chitin (made from ground-up bits of shell from various sea creatures), this is the perfect summer sock - airy, lightweight and guaranteed not to make you sweat.”

Difficulty level



Women’s M

Foot circumference: 8” 20.5 cm

Cuff length: 6” 15 cm


1 skein Southwest Trading Company Tofutsies (50% superwash wool, 25% soysilk, 22.5% cotton, 2.5% chitin; 465 yd 425 m per 100 g); color: #724 - Foot The Bill

Set of four US 2 2.5 mm double pointed needles OR
2 US 2 2.5 mm circular needles, 24” 60 cm long

tapestry needle


32 sts and 40 rows = 4” 10 cm in stockinette