Labyrinthine by Leslie Comstock


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June 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9.5 stitches and 11.5 rows = 1 inch
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
480 - 540 yards (439 - 494 m)
Woman's medium
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This pattern is available from for $4.00.

All proceeds from the sale of this pattern will be donated to Animals Asia Foundation, an organization devoted to the welfare of wild and urban animals in Asia. I first became aware of this group’s efforts to rescue Asian Moon Bears being farmed for their bile when I was recruited to knit mittens for the bears. The mittens are used to help keep the bears warm when they undergo surgery to repair the damage done to them while being “farmed.”

Labyrinthine was the 7th Round pattern used during Sock Madness 7. If you have questions you might want to check out the Labyrinthine Q&A thread in the Sock Madness Forever Group.

This cuff-down sock pattern begins with a 5-color, scalloped cast-on edge. The remainder of the cuff is then worked in garter jacquard (stranded garter stitch). The leg and foot are stranded stockinette. Stranding can be done with 2, 3, or 4 colors with any missing highlight colors added in with either duplicate stitch or spot intarsia. Solid color heels and toes provide relief from this mad, labyrinthine design.

Yarns used:
For cuff and spot colors -- between 6 and 15 yds of each of 5 different colors
For body: main color: 240 yds; contrast color: 240 yds