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Water Cube Socks

Knitting
September 2008
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
280 - 400 yards (256 - 366 m)
Small, Medium, Large
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This project was inspired by the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and all of the action that happened in the Water Cube. Each sock has a wavy lace motif and a strong center seam like a swimmer wiggling through the pool. The cuff is worked with a picot edge for an added splash, and the sides alternate between ribbing and reverse-stockinette for a cube-like effect. The star toe is like a spiral high dive. Have fun with these socks and go for gold!

This pattern was originally available only for those who purchased fall 2008 sock kits from Fresh From the Cauldron.

Details:
Foot circumference: 6.5 7.5, 8.5 inches (16 18.5, 21 cm) unstretched.
Will comfortably stretch to fit 8 9, 10 inches (20 23, 25.5 cm).

This pattern is worked from the top down with a picot cuff, twisted ribbing, water cube lace, slip-stitch heel flap, and a star toe. Sizes are snug to allow for negative ease. The lace pattern is charted as well as written; take your pick.