Radiative by Tisserin Coquet
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August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (worked in the round)
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
383 - 437 yards (350 - 400 m)
S (M, L) to fit foot circumference of 7.5 (8.25, 9)” [19 (21, 23) cm]
This pattern is available for free.

Domesticated thousands of years ago in the Pacific Ocean islands for their nutritional properties, bananas are now one of the most cultivated fruits in the world. One of their hidden properties is to be slightly more radiative than common fruits which means bananas emit more radioactive radiation than your everyday apple (but don’t worry, you would have to eat 10,000,000 bananas at once or more than 270 bananas a day for 7 years to die from banana radiation poisoning!).

Worked from the toe up, the Radiative socks showcase two different travelling stitch patterns on a reverse stockinette background. Despite its intricate patterning, these socks keep good elasticity allowing wearing comfort.

Notions: 2 cable needles; tapestry needle

Yarn: Hedgehog Fibre Arts Sock (90% superwash merino, 10% nylon; 440 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): Color Banana Legs, 1 (1, 1) skein