Lantern Socks by Star Athena

Lantern Socks

February 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
Small, Medium, Large
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Lantern Festival is celebrated on the last day of Chinese New Year. Traditionally, thousands of colorful lanterns are hung or paraded around during the full moon at the beginning of a new year. At this time, people try to solve puzzles written on lanterns, eat yuanxiao (元宵) (glutinous rice ball) and enjoy a family reunion. Knit your own
beaded lantern socks today, and solve the riddles at the end of the pattern for fun.

Foot circumference: 7 (8, 9) inches 17.5 (20, 23 cm) unstretched. Will stretch to fit 8 (9, 10) inches 20 (23, 25.5 cm).

This advanced pattern is written using the magic loop or 2-circular method, where half the stitches are on N1, and the other half are on N2. You can easily divide these stitches again for double pointed needles.