Caucus Race Socks by Jessie Ksanznak

Caucus Race Socks

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Small- 7.5”/19cm circ // Med- 8.5”/ 22cm circ // Large- 9.5”/ 24cm circ
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Assigned Pooling

Round and Round you go to knit these socks. Toe-Up OR Cuff-Down, Your Choice!

“What I was going to say,” said the Dodo in an offended tone, “was, that the best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race.”

“What IS a Caucus-race?” said Alice; not that she wanted much to know, but the Dodo had paused as if it thought that SOMEBODY ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.
“Why,” said the Dodo, “the best way to explain it is to do it.” (And, as you might like to try the thing yourself, some winter day, I will tell you how the Dodo managed it.)

First it marked out a race-course, in a sort of circle, (“the exact shape doesn’t matter,” it said,) and then all the party were placed along the course, here and there. There was no “One, two, three, and away,” but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over. However, when they had been running half an hour or so, and were quite dry again, the Dodo suddenly called out “The race is over!” and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking,

“But who has won?”

These socks use simple seed stitch to create an exciting field of color that is inspired by the inventive imagery in Alice in Wonderland.

When choosing yarn, please select one that is primarily a solid or tonal color with very short sections of color(s). Color sections measuring 1” to 3” (2.5 to 7.5cm) are best.

Version 2 of the pattern is correct.