Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks-Robinsky

Mystik Spiral Socks

April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
56, 60, 64, 68, and 72 stitches
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The Mystik Spiral Socks are an adventure in sock making. The short-row bits paired with some simple bias knitting make this sock an addictive and fun little enigma of a project!

These socks may look daunting, and even hard, but these are a BLAST and VERY EASY to make! They are, to use my test knitters’ comments, the perfect “potato-chip knitting”!

Using simple short-rows and some bias knitting, the Mystik Spiral socks are sure to be one of your favorite pairs of socks to make!

These socks are named after the band “Mystik Spiral” from the Daria TV series. Mystik Spiral is an alternative-rock grunge band, but these socks play homage to the eclectic band leader Trent and his sister Jane.

The Lane siblings, or rather the entire Lane family, is a family of slightly off-kilter artists in their own right and as a fellow slightly off-kilter chap myself, I designed these socks to reflect the way an artist changes the view of the world while being slightly off-kilter themselves.

Size: The sock has 5 stitch counts: 56, 60, 64, 68, and 72 stitches

Recommended yarn: Any self-striping sock yarn (or even solids, variegated, or tonal yarns) will work.

Sample uses 716sock (80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon; 400 yards per skein) in the “Television Counts As A Place” colorway.

716Knit is an amazing indie yarn dealer and the owner, Jenna, is a fantastic dyer! Check out her shop at 716knit

Yardage: 400 yds/ 366 m

Needles: US size 1 / 2.25mm double pointed knitting needles or a circular cable long enough to magic loop with.

Gauge: 8 sts to the inch in the round.

Notions: 4 st markers (grab one that is VERY distinct for the beginning of the round marker.), scissors, tapestry needle