Faces in the Wallpaper socks by Brigid Cherry
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Faces in the Wallpaper socks

Knitting
August 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 1 inch
in stocking stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
For a foot circumference of 8.25” (medium) or 9.25” (large)
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This pattern was designed for Super Sock ScareFest 2013. It is based on the scene in The Haunting (1963) when Eleanor is terrified in the night and sees faces in the pattern and texture of the wallpaper in her bedroom. It is done so simply with lighting and atmospherics, yet it is so effective. The pattern on these socks reminds me of how those faces form out of the curling vines.

The pattern covers two sizes, for an 8.25” and a 9.25” foot circumference. The leg and foot length can be varied as required. It is knit top-down with a flap and gusset heel that does not require any stitches to be picked up.

Any fingering weight sock yarn may be used, but a tonal or semi-solid is recommended in order not to lose the scary faces amongst variegated colours.