Brexit Socks by Joanna Booth

Brexit Socks

Knitting
June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
350 - 450 yards (320 - 411 m)
small, medium, large
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As March 29 2019—the original Brexit day—came and left with no resolution as to what would happen, I thought the best way to work out some of my limbo angst was by making a Brexit sock pattern. One sock has 27 stars and the second sock has 28, reflecting the UK’s desire to leave and remain. The pattern is simple but it stands out in the soft colours of the yarn.

Pattern Format:
This sock is knit from the cuff down, all-in-one. A simple star repeat as a zig zag made makes up the design. Each sock has a slightly different zig zag pattern. The first sock starts with five rows between each star and then gently decreases to three rows between each star. The second sock has the same beginning as the first one and then keeps going with five rows between each star past the heel turn. It then decreases to only one row between each star. The two zig zags mirror each other.

The pattern is for women’s sizes -- small, medium, and large.