Mistress D by Sue Grandfield
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Mistress D

Knitting
December 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in Stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
Large (39+)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Stranded socks knit in patterns based on “veve”; symbols used in voodoo to invoke the spirits. The character in the top hat is Baron Samedi. The long crosses and “spine” are from the symbol for Mama Brigette, a female voodoo spirit.

The snake on the top and bottom of the cuff is done in applied i cord. The top of the sock has a provisional cast on.

The heel is shadow or illusion knitting - head on it looks like stripes, look at it at the right angle and a skull appears.