Nudibranch by Liz Sedmak


December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8.5 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Small (Large) to fit 8" (9") foot circumference
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These cozy toe-up socks are inspired by nudibranchs. They were originally knit with sport weight yarn but the gauge is suitable for fingering weight yarn as well.

A while ago, The Sanguine Gryphon offered their Nudibranch Club, which I consider to be The Best Yarn Club of All Time. They dyed Bugga! in six colorways inspired by nudibranchs (soft-bodied gastropod mollusks sometimes called sea slugs) - gorgeous creatures with ornate ornamentations and vibrant coloration.

The undulating diamond lace pattern and its zig-zagging purl columns echo the ruffled mantle and cerata of a nudibranch. The eye of the partridge pattern on the Fleegle heel results in a strong fabric with a great fit.

Additional foot sizes can be accommodated easily by adding or removing stitches from the purl columns. Foot and leg length are completely adjustable to size.

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