Maurandya Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeanes
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Maurandya Socks

Knitting
February 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 4 inches
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
Medium
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One of my favorite Texas native plants is the delicate purple Snapdragon Vine, scientific name, Maurandya antirrhiniflora - quite a mouthful!. Its cultivated cousin, is Asarina, or “climbing snapdragon vine”. I think the name Maurandya sounds pretty even if it is hard to spell. In case you want to know, it’s pronounced, mar-andy-a with the accent on andy. These socks were designed this pretty little native vine in mind and this purple and green colorway pictured was perfect for it.

This pattern is designed to be used with either magic loop on one long circular or with two circular needles. It could be worked on double-pointed needles, but the stitches would have to be unequally distributed because of the cable running down the center of the sock.

These are mock cables, not true cables with stitches knitted out of order, so the pattern does not pull in like real cables. So even though the socks look heavily cabled, they fit more like a stockinette or ribbed sock and you can use the stitch count that normally fits you best.

This pattern is written for an average medium woman’s foot – 64 stitches, but it includes modifications to alter the pattern for different stitch counts as well as a heel turn chart to help with different numbers of stitches.