Total Internal Reflection Socks by Rachel Gibbs
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Total Internal Reflection Socks

Knitting
June 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
To fit 8 (9, 10)”/20 (23, 25.5) cm circumference
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A sock with zig-zagging cables, inspired by the path of light in fibre optic cables bouncing from one side to the other. A smocked panel runs down the centre and continues into the toe.

These are top down with a flap and gusset heel, which can be easily adapted for a higher instep and comes in three sizes. The socks are designed to be worn with 1.5”/3-4cm negative ease, as the stitch pattern is very stretchy.

The pattern contains written and charted instructions, whichever you prefer to work from. The digital version also contains bookmarks at strategic points to help you navigate the pattern and a diagram is included helping you to visualise what is going on.

This pattern is very yarn intensive and yardage is dependent on foot size. You may need more than 400 yards for the 9” size, and almost certainly for the 10” size.