Looking Glass Socks by Rose Beck

Looking Glass Socks

March 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 yards (320 m)
women's medium
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“Oh, Kitty! How nice it would be if we could only get through into Looking-glass House! I’m sure it’s got, oh! such beautiful things in it!”
--Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll

The pattern on these fun, textured socks uses right and left twist stitches to create a geometric maze of sorts. It is modified from the “Pier-Glass” pattern in Barbara Walker’s A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns (a pier glass is a type of mirror). Take a trip through the looking glass as you wander through the diamond “mirrors” on these socks. You never know who or what you may meet along the way.

Skill level: Intermediate. Both charted and written instructions are provided. A cable needle is NOT required.

To fit women’s medium; the stitch pattern is stretchy. This is a 64-stitch sock. To change size, use a smaller or larger needle and adjust yardage accordingly.

Leg length 6 inches
Leg circumference 6 inches unstretched, stretches up to 9 inches
Foot length customizable

350 yds sock or fingering weight yarn
Samples used: Have You Any Wool Luxe Sock (colors shown: Clover Honey and Graphite)