Spider Socks by Terri Knight

Spider Socks

November 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
459 yards (420 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Many thanks to Barbara Walker’s original, creative idea of the large spider pattern. Thanks also go out to the late Chewyknits for her help in getting this pattern together many years ago and for allowing me to add her large spider chart from “The Gardener” to my pattern. It is very sad that Leslie is no longer with us, but we can honor her by knitting her socks patterns too.

Added 3/7/21 - If you want to use her spider chart instead of my written instructions, it will represent the front of the leg on my sock. Her Round 2 on the chart equals Needle 1 of Round 6 on my written pattern. Her chart will need to be flanked by 2 stitches on each side to match my written pattern for Needle 1 (p1, k1, her chart, k1, p1).

Please also note the errata listed below for her chart and make changes to your printed copy. I cannot correct the error on her chart for you, sorry. I am not going to create a new corrected chart.

I hope this answers your questions. It has been a very long time since I wrote this pattern and I ask that you have patience in getting an answer- I have to reacquaint myself with it when there is a question.

5/13/20 Here you will find a lovely pair of fingerless gloves to knit. The pattern is in Russian, but her charts are great….and perhaps she has a better way of creating little spiders. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mittens-spiders

Errata added 9/7/09:
Wollgeschnatter has brought it to my attention that there are a couple of little mistakes within the big spider chart included with my pattern:
-In the middle of row 17 there’s a knit stitch missing before and after the “M”s.
-In row 19 there’s a wrong sign (compared to the written instruction there should be the sign for “Left Twist, purl bg” instead of a simple “left twist”). Reading right to left Row 19 of the Spider Chart should start with “purl 3, Left Twist, purl bg TWICE”