Antarctica Socks by Artesanitarium Designs

Antarctica Socks

August 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
383 - 459 yards (350 - 420 m)
Shoe size EU 36 [37] 38 [39] 40 [41] 42
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Once I was walking around the city on my lunch break and saw these amazing knee high gladiator sandals in a shop window. The laces were a bit different from the ordinary and thought that these would have fit Angelina Jolie as Olympias in the movie Alexander. I had watched the movie a couple nights before. I went on to have my lunch.
Somehow the lacing didn’t leave my mind… and when I got approached by a yarn shop owner to design her yarns something, I knew right away that I wanted to do the sandals into socks!

Knitted toe up and with short row heel.

Only one skein needed. I highly suggest using Opal Uni Solid 6 ply it’s the softest sock yarn I’ve ever tried! It’s like walking on clouds!

1 cable needle
4 Stitch markers

Socks are knitted toe up and with short row heel.
The charts are written from right to left and from the bottom upwards.

Length of the foot:
22.2 23, 23.8, 24.6, 25.4, 26.2, 27.1 cm
8.75 9, 9.4, 9.7, 10, 10.3, 10.7 inch

Shoe size EU: 36 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42
US: 5.5 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5, 11.5
UK: 3.5 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5

150 g of Sport weight yarn, 280 m (306 yards) / 100 g. Sample knitted in Zwerger Garn, Opal Uni Solid 6 ply, color: 5300, undyed.

1 set of 5 double pointed needles (or at least 80 cm / 32 inch long circular needle for magic loop) size 4.5 mm / US 7, or to obtain gauge.

22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm (4 inch)

BO = Bind off
CN = Cable Needle
CO = Cast on
Cont = Continue
Inc = Increase
Increase 1 to 5 = On left-hand needle pick up the horizontal strand between sts, knit it tbl, k into front and back of the next st, k into the vertical strand in front of the two sts just knitted, pick up the horizontal strand between the sts just worked and next st, k it tbl.
K = Knit
LLI = Left lifted increase: Work into the second st below the st just knitted. Pick up the st onto left-hand needle, and k it.
M = Stitch Marker
P = Purl
PM = Place Marker
St(s) = Stitch(es)
RLI = Right lifted increase: Work into the st below next sts. Pick up the st onto left-hand needle and k it.
RS = Right side of the work
Sl = Slip
SM = Sl Marker
Tbl = Through the back loop
W&t = Wrap and turn using Shadow Wrap method

Cable Abbreviations
2/1 LPC = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p1, k2 from cn.
2/1 RPC = Sl 1 st to cn and hold in back, k2, p1 from cn.
2/2 LPC = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p2, k2 from cn.
2/2 RPC = Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, p2 from cn.