Lesula by Rich Ensor
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Lesula

Knitting
September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
S[M, L] - 8[9, 10] inches/ 20[22.5, 25] cm circumference
This pattern is available for free.

I’m not sure there is a sock designer out there who can say they haven’t been influenced by Cookie A. Let’s face it, she’s brilliant, and she probably more than anyone else showed us that socks can be a bit more than a ribbed leg and a stockinette foot. Monkey is by far her most popular pattern being knit in excess of 20,000 times.

With all humility, I present Lesula, a color work sock inspired by Monkey. With the combination of lace and purls, one of the things that jumps out to me about Monkey are these little triangles. That is where Lesula starts. Tiny little triangles worked in contrasting colors.

To avoid having a jog in the pattern, there is a colorwork seam worked into the back of the leg. The pattern for the seam finds itself appearing on the sole as well.

In case anyone is wondering, a lesula is a recently discovered colorful monkey.