Curious by Lisa K. Ross
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Curious

Knitting
April 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 420 yards (320 - 384 m)
Adult S (M, L)
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“‘`Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English)...’” - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland*

Alice’s curiosity leads to quite an adventure as she makes her way down the rabbit hole. These socks are an adventure of their own, with simple techniques that lead to unexpected results. Beginning at the toe, twisted rib stitches work their way up the foot of the sock. Decreases in pattern paired with yarnovers create unexpected winding pathways and lace that curiously resemble the eyes appearing in the forest that Alice encounters. Twisted rib continues up the leg of the sock, where the lace pattern shifts to the sides of the sock leg. Worked in Tanis Fiber Arts ‘Seabreeze,’ this design highlights the tonal qualities of the yarn and uses predictable lace patterns to create an easy-to-work sock with dramatic impact.

FINISHED SIZE
Adult S (M, L, XL)
Leg and Foot Circumference: 7.25 (8.25, 9.25)”/ 18.5 (21, 23.5) cm; fits leg/foot circumference of 8.25 (9.25, 10.25)” / 21 (23.5, 26) cm
Leg Length: Adjustable to fit
Foot Length: Adjustable to fit

YARN
Tanis Fiber Arts BLUE LABEL FINGERING (80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 420 yds / 115g) OR 115g fingering weight yarn
Sample shown in ‘Seabreeze’

NEEDLES
US 1 (2.25mm), or as needed to meet gauge; DPNs or needles for small circumference knitting

NOTIONS
Tapestry needle
5 stitch markers
1 removable stitch marker

GAUGE
In Twisted Rib Pattern: 38 sts and 44 rounds = 4” (10cm)

In Stockinette (for reference only, gauge should be checked in pattern):
32 sts and 44 rounds = 4” (10cm)

Tech editing by Cathy Susko. Photos by Annie Prince Photography.

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