Once Upon a Twist by Kate Poe

Once Upon a Twist

Knitting
October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Small, Medium, Large (7, 8, 9 inch circumference)
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I love fairy tales, especially new variations and seeing how the tales have changed over time. These socks, with cables and twisted stitches, are an interpretation of the twists and turns in those tales.

A cable works its way down the back of the sock, continuing through the heel flap. After picking up the gusset stitches, the cable pattern is converted to a twisted stitch pattern that travels along the foot, eventually running side by side.

Both the cable and twisted stitch patterns are both written and charted.


Special Stitches
Cables
Twisted stitches
Picking up stitches purlwise

Gauge
8 stitches per inch in stockinette
Cable pattern measures about 1.5 inches wide

Necessary Items
Fingering weight yarn, 300-400 yards - the pattern will show up best in a yarn that is not highly variegated.
Cable needle
5 stitchmarkers
Tapestry needle