Mirror Socks by Kate Atherley
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Mirror Socks

Knitting
January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 yards (320 m)
6 1/2 (7, 7 1/2, 8, 8 1/2, 9)" (16.5 [18, 19, 20.5, 21.5, 23] cm) foot circumference; 8 3/4 (9 1/4, 9 3/4, 10 1/4, 10 3/4, 11 1/4)" (22 [23.5, 25, 26, 27.5, 28.5] cm) foot length.

These socks are perfect mirror images, not just in the placement of the two colors, but also in how they’re constructed. One is knitted inside out from the other, as the mirror of the first. And for extra fun, they’re worked at the same time and on the same needles, using the “War & Peace” method--so called because it’s mentioned in Tolstoy’s epic novel. It’s really just very careful double knitting--the trick is not to let the yarns cross at any point. When you finish the toes, simply pull the socks apart to reveal a perfect mirrored pair!

Instructions are provided in 6 sizes.