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Starlet

Op-Art Socks
Knitting
November 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
459 yards (420 m)
M (L) see notes

In addition to the eye candy of harmonic symmetry, the intriguing effect of tessellation is that your focus flips back and forth between different motifs that may appear as pieces in a puzzle. The motifs are often shown in two colors that give the impression of positive and negative forms.

For this sock pattern, I chose a tessellation of stars and small squares worked in different stitch patterns. Because I chose a single yarn, the optical effect is subtle. For a more prominent effect, use the stranded colorwork technique to work each section in a different color.

Sizes: About 7 (7¼)” (18 18.5 cm) foot circumference, unstretched, and 9½ (10)” (24 25.5 cm) foot length from back of heel to tip of toe (length is adjustable). To fit U.S. women’s shoe sizes 7–8 (8½–9½); European shoe sizes 38–39 (40–41).